The new app (v0.9.1) is on Google Play. One nice new feature is the Record-Me.
The new version has the following updates ( v0.9.1 over v0.9.0):
Improvements to the HUD
Change the default alt. to 50m
Option to select diferent baud rates
Option to keep the screen at full brightness
Fix a bug with the Volume Control
Fix bug in the RC Override screen
This is an interesting feature, you record a path and make you UAV follow it (J-DeMarco). I'll describe how it works:
- Enable GPS on your Android Device
- Go to the planning screen
- Click on RECORD
- Walk around (it will record a waypoint every 2s)
- Hit RECORD again, it should say "file saved"
Now you have just created a file with the path you just walked, if you want load up the file and push it to your ArduPilot board and make your drone fly it. The image at the top of the post was made using this mode by taking a ride around my neighborhood.
How was it done
One nice thing with this version is that it is all done on top of the community work, I just did some review, re-factoring to keep-up the code base clean, testing, and merging. Here are some stats on the work we did from the last version:
For more information I suggest the DroidPlanner Wiki page. And as always if you want to help consider donating for the project by buying this app, joining the development team, or reporting a issue/bug/improvement on GitHub.