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.
Hey! I would love to fly my Hexa via Iphone! Did you set up a "Follow me" function by any chance?
Zak, perhaps you can give me a working version even for an older Iphone/Ipad? I want to film an extreme bike ride in the desert (a follow me option would be great for this).
Morning and yes I am alive,
Your right about the new born. That boy keeps me busy. However, I lost my two programmer due to holiday and job changes. We have the hardware designed and approved to make it easier to connect to the devices. Also, have a raspberry pi device for stand alone tracking and in flight control. You can ssh with Ipad or Android without have to install a app. Thanks to my German friend and mavproxy for that concept. Instructions for that will be out. Ipad and iphone have finally got google maps back since I rewritten the code for IOS6 flight was off one reason for no release. the new google maps app api key are a issue though. Android kinks are working out and have another testers working with the software. Once all the kinks are worked out a release will be out soon. 2.5+ hardware is having issue though with Pids changes so looking at ardupilot and arducopter software to see if there is a some blocks. 2.0 pids change without any problem. Well hope everyone had a nice holiday. My theory on release a product or software needs to be completed without issues. My father told me never do something half a$$ so do it right the first time so you don't have to fix it later.
hey probaly late, but i have a an ipad mini and would love too test this/ intereste din purchase
you have connected only the rx and tx of 3dr radio with bluesmirf. What about the rts and cts pins at both 3dr radio and bluesmirf, no need to connect them?
Android Ground station is here: http://www.diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/android-ground-controller-a...
Very fast progress in development, Works perfectly with 3DR radio and direct USB connection between Android device and ardupilot.
Hello Zachary. Is this project still moving. I'm still interested. Thanks.