DroneHire.org - International directory of commercial drone / UAV operators.

Hi everyone

I just launched a new website at www.dronehire.org, to help connect commercial drone operators with clients.

The site is very much a work in progress, so I would really appreciate any suggestions on how it could be improved.  You can contact me at info@dronehire.org

If you would like to add your drone-related service/s (such as aerial photography, aerial video, real estate photography, aerial mapping and surveying etc.) to the site, please visit http://www.dronehire.org/register-your-business.html (it's free!)

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Thank you!

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Tags: UAV, civilian, commercial, drone

Comment by Stefan78 on July 31, 2013 at 5:33am

I am stunned to see this, as just over the last few days I had developed precisely the same idea to establish a place where drone operators could connect with clients. The idea came to me only a few days ago, and here it is as a 'product'  already! Congratulations, I think it's a good idea and as drones will continue to grow in popularity over time, I believe it will be useful to have a growing central directory. I see a bright future for drones and believe we are in the early stages of civil commercial deployment (next to it remaining a hobby) and this will grow exponentially over the next years. A lot of drone owners may consider 'commercializing'  their drone and for that purpose, such directory will be useful and can even grow into something bigger (envisage something like eBay, where rather than goods, services will be offered, and clients can rate the drone operators based on earlier experience). I don't think this era is as far away as we think right now. Like the computer age, adoption causes interest and growth and investment. It's a matter of years before UPS starts shipping through the air to your home... Assuming laws & regulations can keep up . Anyway, good initiative.

Comment by Drone Hire on July 31, 2013 at 5:45am

Stefan, I really appreciate your kind words.  The site is not perfect at the moment, but I will spend a lot of time improving it over the coming months.  Client reviews/ratings is definitely something I will add in the very near future.

Thank you!

Comment by Stefan78 on July 31, 2013 at 5:57am

I am sure you will succeed in growing this. If you ever want to exchange thoughts or need help, give me a shout.

Comment by Daniel Lukonis on July 31, 2013 at 8:22am

Fantastic!! I signed up on your site. Thanks for this.

Comment by Tryggvi Stefánsson on July 31, 2013 at 9:11am

Nice work! I have signed my company there, one thing I think would be nice, is to included in the sign up form the company web page?

Comment by Drone Hire on July 31, 2013 at 9:27am

Thank you for the excellent suggestion, Tryggvi.  I have added company website and phone number to the form.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on July 31, 2013 at 9:46am

Love the idea!  I shared this blog with all my Linkedin connections!

Comment by Drone Hire on July 31, 2013 at 9:58am

Thanks Joshua!  I am extremely grateful for all of the support and feedback.

Comment by Daniel Lukonis on July 31, 2013 at 10:40am

Is there a way for us to edit our company profile? Or is this done on your end?

Comment by Drone Hire on July 31, 2013 at 10:52am

Hi Daniel.  It is done here, at this stage.  I am working on implementing a custom CMS to enable companies to create and edit their own profiles.  In the meantime, I apologise for any delay in getting profiles up, as I have been hit by an avalanche of registrations.

When registering, please ensure that you link to a website (or Facebook page) that has contact details and examples of previous work (videos or images), as I need these to create a profile.

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