Making Mobile Applications for Drones

Hey so I'm looking into making a mapping/land surveying application for my drones that I can use on a tablet or phone. Similar to the DJI Vision App or Mission Planner where I can connect to the drone and control simple things like waypoint navigation and camera/video triggering.

 I've downloaded Android Studio Projects and I've seen SDKs like Flyver, droneapi java, and arduino ardupilot on github and I'm not sure how to use them synchronously. 

 I have some relevant experience programming with Java but I'm a beginner when it comes to making mobile applications. 

I'm wondering if anyone has experience making applications for drones and can give me some tutorials, advice, or literature to read up on as I embark on this journey.

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  • 3D Robotics

    Hi Keith,

    Check out DroneKit, 3DR's SDK. Camera control is still in progress because the gimbal has not yet been released, but all vehicle control is exposed. I have a seen and tested a few nice alpha apps built on DroneKit, but I would love to see more out in the world. Expect more tutorials and documentation in coming months.

    Best,

    Dan

    DroneKit
    DroneKit makes it easy to create custom applications to control any vehicle powered by MAVLink. Best of all, it is open sourced and free for everyone…
    • Hey Dan,

       Yes I would like to contribute to the community. I was able to find the repository on GitHub, I'm going to follow My First App, Do you know what the difference is for the Python and Android headers are? Also if you do happen to find any more resources (on youtube or webpages) I would be very appreciative if you could send them my way!

      Kind regards,
      Keith

      3drobotics/DroneKit-Android-Starter
      Hello World app for Android Drone API. Contribute to 3drobotics/DroneKit-Android-Starter development by creating an account on GitHub.
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