I´d like to introduce my project of a smartphone based telemetry and navigation system called FlightZoomer.
Other than (almost?) any existing system FlightZoomer differentiates as follows:
The project started two years ago and for the longest time focused on a standalone system that only relied on the phone´s sensors. This was the initial idea and I was able to make it fly though serious constraints remained (non consistent accuracy overall, unusable compass, strange attitude sometimes, GPS overall marginally).
Therefore I decided to mate the phone with the flight controller. So currently a prototype with an AUAV X2 is in flight test, and the results are amazing (compared to the standalone operation). That way I came in touch with the ardupilot community so consequently I also joined diydrones. So here in that I can introduce FlightZoomer to you. I am also curious what would you think about FlightZoomer...
While version 1.0 was the standalone system which was never released, I plan to release version 1.5 (with the MAVLink interface over bluetooth) in the coming months.
There are also a lot of ideas for further releases to improve the underlying premise (recreate the experience of dealing with "real" aircraft systems):
(The flightzoomer website currently still covers version 1.0)
I was educated as electronics engineer, studied Electrical Engineering and worked in professional software development ever since.
The onboard app:
The Flight Managment System (real 787 vs. FlightZoomer):