How to Develop a Drone Control Application?
Any discussion about drones often focuses on the military use this technology, however, drones are also becoming an increasingly popular in the civilian world too.
Package delivery, emergency medical supplies, weather forecasting are just a few examples of non-military use cases of ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ (UAVs), i.e., drones. Read more about drone use cases in “10 killer use cases: what Drones-as-a-Service can do for your business”.
The commercial drone market is growing. It’s expected to reach US $ 13 billion by 2025. By 2020, the North America commercial drone market is expected to generate US $ 930 million in revenue. Amazon, the largest online retailer has a proposed service named ‘Amazon Prime Air’ where they will have nearly 450,000 drones in its’ delivery fleet by 2020. Read this Statista report for interesting statistics on commercial drones.
Drone control apps allow you to fly drones, however, they let you do much more than that. These apps enable their users to gather the data collected by the drones. Organizations designate specific people to manage the usage of drones and they are the users of these apps. Users can then use analytics to gain insights from the data and make the right business decisions. In this article, I will explain how to develop a drone control application.
Note that drone control apps will need to contend with increasing complexity in the future. This is because of the high-security risks concerning drones, despite their promises. Drones sometimes enter high-security zones and click pictures with their camera, whereas at other times they intrude into busy flight paths. These make the job of air traffic controllers hard. Read “17 drone disasters that show why the FAA hates drones”.
Experts are already working on mitigating these risks so that drones can realize their potential. Read “IBM Patent Eyes Blockchain for Drone Fleet Security” for examples of such efforts. In this article, however, I will cover drone app development for the current generations of drone apps.