It is our pleasure to announce the first public release of DroidPlanner 2.0 on the Google Play Store.  It represents a complete rethinking of the way users interact with autonomous aircraft.  

The goal was to simplify workflows, provide more glanceable information and increase overall reliability for the most common user interactions. The biggest changes are as follows:

  • Completely redesigned graphical user interface

  • Mission editing including survey

  • Quick actions including Land and Loiter

  • In-app RC Radio Configuration

  • Phone-specific layout

  • Improved Guided Mode

  • Dialog for Bluetooth device selection

In DroidPlanner 2.0 you’ll find two primary screens for interaction: Telemetry and Planning.  From the telemetry screen you can quickly assess overall aircraft health and what it is doing.  You can also enter Guided mode at your current altitude with a long press--give it a try!  Other quick actions from the Telemetry screen include Land, Home (RTL), and Loiter.

The Planning screen has been redesigned to allow users to quickly make and manage simple missions while at home or in the field.  Takeoff, Waypoint, Land, and Survey are currently supported, with more mission construction elements coming soon.

You’ll find some features left out from the original DroidPlanner.  They will be added back in soon after thorough testing.  Notably, plane support, more mission items, improvements to Follow-Me, and more support for in-flight tuning are around the corner.

Special thanks to all the devs, including Azrin, Rob, Fredia, Paku, David, and Jason.

Download here.

You can get support here.

Donate here.

Find some Frequently Asked Questions here.

And see the source here.

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Comment by AKRCGUY on March 17, 2014 at 12:23pm

Thanks team!  Can you give a brief description of the survey feature? Has this replaced the Point of Interest feature?


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Comment by Arthur Benemann on March 17, 2014 at 12:27pm

@AKRCGUY: About survey it's used for generating mapping/survey missions in a similar way to the grid function on MissionPlanner. Here is an old video(made during development), but it's still aplicable.

Point of interest will be implemented in a future release.


Developer
Comment by Jason Short on March 17, 2014 at 12:49pm

Congrats to everyone who working on DP2! As Arthur said, DP2 is a new platform that will add lots of cool and useful features while maintaining a high level of polish and usability.

Jason

Comment by CyLLlKA on March 17, 2014 at 1:56pm

Great!

Comment by Cosha on March 17, 2014 at 3:01pm
I'm finding it a lot better for my needs, it really is so much smoother!

Is there anyway to integrate the audio 'Vario' into Droidplanner? For me that would be the cream on the cake as I use this app on my smartphone!

Great work again! Thanks!

Developer
Comment by Arthur Benemann on March 17, 2014 at 3:04pm

@Cosha: could you point me to this 'Vario' app?

Comment by Cosha on March 17, 2014 at 3:12pm
There's no external app, that just confused everyone! In mission planner, you can turn the Vario audio on and off, I would love this on Droidplanner!
Comment by titeuf007 on March 17, 2014 at 3:52pm

just one thing to say...congratulation


Developer
Comment by Arthur Benemann on March 17, 2014 at 3:58pm

@Cosha: Could you jump to the forum to discuss this feature? I haven't used MP in a while, could you describe what it does.

Comment by AKRCGUY on March 17, 2014 at 4:58pm

If you set a takeoff point then a survey area, what happens at the end of the survey if no other waypoints are set?

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