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On May 24, 2016, Impekable hosted a presentation at Twilio’s SIGNAL 2016 Developer Conference. They demonstrated the use of Twilio’s IP Messaging API to command drones easily through a chat room mobile app.
It has been said before that not everyone has “the piloting skills of Maverick from Top Gun,” so Impekable knew that before drones can reach mass appeal, they have to be accessible to EVERYONE. Impekable took this sense of usability to heart by making their mobile drone app accessible to anyone and everyone.
Impekable demonstrated the power of their development and UX expertise through their drone control mobile app. The mobile app was connected to the drone’s main controller to act as the primary pilot.
The pilot app can tell the drone to move a certain direction, rotate to a specific angle, and even move the drone camera from a smartphone.
In addition to impressing audiences, there are many use cases for a drone automation app from videographers recording impressive shots (as seen above and below) to farmers who want to quickly survey their crop land.
Can’t deny that view!
Impekable Founder Pek Pongpaet has experience in the high tech side of media during his time as a motion capture artist and he envisions drone videography to be a crucial part of the movie making process within five years. Directors and camera crews can save time and money if they were able to command drones through their phone as opposed to learning complicated piloting controls.
After showing the capabilities of their mobile app, Impekable then gave the audience access to the general drone chat room to express their love for Starfox and 2001: A Space Odyssey references. From there, audience members are provided with the capability to command the drone directly through pilot buttons and permissions to command and interact with the drone directly without the main pilot app’s intervention.
The future looks promising for drone technology as advances to make them more durable, last longer, and fly higher are quickly approaching. More and more companies will be staking their claim in this emerging market, so Impekable is pleased to be one of the first mobile apps for drone control. It is an exciting time in tech.
Read more about our work with Twilio here.