This is a collection of drone apps that I use all the time. Please suggest any other drone apps in the comments below!
Hover is an incredible app that will let you know if there are any restrictions or requirements in the area where you would like to fly. For example, it has a “No-fly Zone Map” that tells you exactly where you can and cannot take your quad for a spin. This means that you no longer have to worry about if your flying legally meaning you can enjoy your flight knowing that law enforcement wont pay you a visit. Hover also comes packed full of other features such as weather data specific to UAVs. It displays this data in a simple interface and will let you know if the conditions are okay to fly in. This could potentially prevent your drone from crashes or incidents outside if the weather is harsh or dangerous. Overall, Hover is the best drone app on the market and something that every pilot needs!
2. DJI Go
DJI Go allows you to connect your mobile device or tablet with your DJI product (e.g the inspire, phantom etc) to start filming. This app is fantastic for anyone looking to do areal photography since it provides you wit ha Live HD View of what your camera is looking at. Your drone can also take photos and instantly send them down to your device via the app (which you can then share on social media such as Facebook or Twitter.) Finally, the app has an inbuilt video editor. Whilst this video editor doesn’t have a lot of features, it does allow you to add some basic filters and templates to your film. If you own a DJI product then DJI Go is a must have drone app.
3. AR.FreeFlight 2.2 App
This is a great little app that is compatible with the very popular A.R Drone and the AR. Drone 2.0 created by Parrot. You can do many things with this app such as enabling your UAV to turn by tilting your mobile device in any direction. Indeed, you can also make the drone go back into instant stabilization mode which is useful if you feel like your about to crash the machine. The controls are so simple that you can press just one button and the drone itself will do a flip in the air! If also captures video footage that is sent to your device which can then be uploaded onto the Web.
This app originally cost around 60 bucks but now it is free. DroneDeploy is a fantastic little app that lets you map out your DJI drones flight so that when you press “Go,” the drone flies autonomously. This app is perfect for AP flights since you can draw a path around a selected area which your drone will follow. It also allows you to do other things such as change the altitude of your drone and share your footage on the web instantly.
5. Drone Simulator
This is a fun little game that lets you fly a UAV drone on your mobile screen. You can choose from a range of drones (from tiny micro quadcopters to big hexacotpers). You can then pretend to fly this drone around 3D modelled landscapes in an FPV mode. I think this is a great little game which lets you fly computer generated drones even when you don’t have a physical drone with you!