DJI, the company known for its drone technology has just released a new mobile app and social platform ‘DJI+Discover app’ helps people connect with like-minded drone enthusiasts and professional aerial service providers nearby. The app is available for iOS and Android users in U.S., the UK, Germany, Spain and Australia.
The mobile app connects both casual drone users and professionals by allowing them to see the location of other users nearby and to start conversations with them. The idea is that like-mined people would want to meet up and this could create more opportunities for multi-drone operations. This platform also functions as a professional marketplace for aerial service providers and potential clients to find available operators for hire. Don’t worry, this is opt-in, so your local real estate won’t be bugging you if you’re just out for some Sunday fun.
Naturally DJI took some commercial opportunities with the app as well, it provides the ability to access the DJI Forum, the DJI online store, SkyPixel, upcoming DJI events and more.
“Drone pilots like to get together to fly, learn from each other and share experiences with like-minded people. In the same way, people want an easy way to find trustworthy professional aerial service providers nearby,” said Paul Guo, Director of E-Commerce at DJI. “DJI+ Discover lets people in the same area connect socially and professionally in a way that will bind the drone community even tighter together.”
The app is easy to use and divided into four sections: Nearby Search, Experience, Store and Forum. Users sign up by registering an email address. Your profile can be linked to an existing DJI account. Nearby Search shows social and professional users nearby, as well as flying hotspots and geo-tagged photos from SkyPixel.
The Nearby Search section is separated for social and professional users. The platform offers social users a way to connect, chat and meet. In a similar way, professional users can introduce their offer and services and connect with new clients. Users of professional services can write reviews directly on service providers’ profiles.
The app is available for downloaded now, for free, but this is BYI drone unfortunately. http://plus.dji.com/en/apps