I have successfully built an API that will work with Ipad/ Iphone and will be able to port it to Android. This app can create missions, follow live mavlink .9 (Still working on 1.0) data with telemetry data. Cool thing is that it is a cheap cable to make. I want to know how many people would be interested in this App and the cable. There will be two versions one for jail broke devices that will have a few extras and for regular IOS and Droid OS. If there enough buzz I will give a lucky few in couple weeks a free beta pass through iTunes to be able to test and use for flight. What the app does is that it send a mavlink message to the xbee or 3d radio back and forth so you be able to fly and track using your tablet or phone.
Update. I been working on mavlink and got messages being sent to the APM to follow the functions. On the onscreen AirMAVGCS screen the modes will be easy access and also be able to return home faster. The hud math needs to be fixed a little declination is little off because depends on area. Will put function in there to look for your current location then download you asimuth correction so that the map and plane are in the correct area. Sorry havn't post any code trying to get this to beta testing then code will be released. Once my module is approved I will have them tested and then up for sell and they will work with jailbroke and non jailbroke device. So if there is a another program that someone else has created for iphone or android they can use this module. This will have the MFI iAP chip buildt in the radio so it will work with any IOS device. The API will be added with the beta code when the app ready for testing. I have testers on my contact list and will send a email sortly. At this time everything is closed until beta is released.
any photos or vids of your work?
When I get home from work I will take a screen shot of actual. Unless wife goes in labor. Due date today.
Congratulations! Wishing for the best.
i am working on a Mavlink generator (from Mavlink xml files) for Java...
Perhaps we can have some common work? :-)
I am very interesting by your Android version, is it possible to see your code in your git repository?
Yeah, I been looking at putting most of the code on git hub. Baby stuff keeping me extra busy lately.
Now that is funny.
lol You just have to teach him to keep the COG...In-flight movie: "Baby goes UAV"!
Zachary, "the kid stuff" will keep you very busy...I hope that you still will get time for writing the Android version.
I am desperately trying to ditch carrying the Netbook and mouse around! How does anyone hold the RC and operate the notebook whilst flying?? It's a good job both my sons are a bit older and can fly for me whilst I fiddle with GC. They're 9 and 12. All the best and congratulations for getting this far!
Update* Really no update since new kid and stuff. I been working on hardware design to change a few things on the radio module. Apple is being slow. I be sending new mods to pcb board maker and have them made few days. I havn't work on the code much this week or probley next week. However, I made a internal server for the Ipad and iphone that will be able to store missions and maps of the area. I trying to see about video where the HUD would go. So there be HUD or video options. I have a design in mind and will post it in the near furture for your DIY folks. The version1.0 radio module for function test where successful. So for the folks I pick for testing I be asking for more info soon.
*Update. Had my kid on last thursday and havn't had a lick of sleep. Project will be recontinued next week and hardware has arrived. Just need to solder it and test.