The nation’s first drone-on-demand mobile app now downloadable on all devices – HamletHub | Hot Mobile Press

When Barry Alexander first came up with the idea of ​​creating an Uber-like app for everyday civilians and businesses to order drone services three years ago, the world economy was running smoothly. Stock markets were booming, there was virtually no domestic unemployment, and the US drone industry was growing rapidly. Fast forward to 2022 and the picture looks very different. America is still coping with the damaging delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken its toll on all industries, including the commercial drone sector. But there are many signs of positive change.

Today, Connecticut-based provider of drone services, Aquiline Drones Corporation (AD), announced that it has finally released an introductory version of the original app that aims to transform the way business owners and consumers access and use drone services. to disrupt and revolutionize. Similar to Uber and Lyft, the Aquiline Drone-on-Demand (ADoD) app is now available for download on all mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, through the Google Play Store and Apple IOS.

This is how it works:

  • Users download the ADoD app from Google Play Store or Apple IOS.
  • You will be prompted to set up a user profile.
  • A list of available consumer and business drone services will appear.
  • Users can order their specific drone service for personal or commercial use.
  • The job request is checked for legality and practicability and then matched with a certified and trained Drone Service Provider (DSP), most of whom are graduates of Aquiline’s Flight-to-the-Future Drone Pilot Training Academy. These DSPs live close to the customer’s premises and are able to run the service. With this beta rollout, customers can complete their requests within 30 days. Over time, the period from order request to execution will be significantly reduced to become true “on-demand”.

“When our drones on demand app was first conceived, it was with the understanding that the UAV [unmanned aerial vehicles] The regulatory environment would allow for scalability and mass adoption of drone delivery services,” Alexander said. “Unfortunately, the drone industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, leading to production delays, layoffs and supply chain issues. As commercial aviators, we are used to operating in turbulent climates – including economic ones – so we decided to tailor our drone-on-demand app accordingly.”

In particular, Alexander notes that a primary role initially planned for the ADoD app was drone delivery services for light packages, medicines and prescriptions, even human organs and tissues. However, airspace as regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not yet authorized this activity through the creation of the necessary flight paths and channels required to fulfill it. “As we saw with the recent closure of Verizon Skyward and Amazon Prime Air’s drone delivery businesses, no one can predict how long this approval process will take,” adds Alexander.

Pandemic aside, Alexander points out that there are still many public misconceptions about drones in terms of privacy, further delaying the broader adoption of the technology. Commercial drones, powered by an artificial intelligence (AI) platform, can perform a variety of activities in a safer, more efficient, and less expensive way. AD has already built a platform for such applications.

Alexander emphasizes that the new ADoD app takes a “crawl-walk-run approach” and willingly offers many semi-autonomous operations that do not involve monitoring or raise consumer privacy concerns. Some of the services available on the ADoD app for businesses and consumers include:

  • Utility inspections including, for example, power lines, pipelines and wind turbines.
  • Inspections of heavy assets including, for example, bridges, tunnels, construction sites and railroad tracks.
  • Consumer services including roof inspections, aerial photography and videography.
  • Agricultural services such as seeding, spraying and hydrating crops and other precision farming activities.
  • Spray buildings, solar panels, houses, roofs and gutters.
  • Fumigation of mosquitoes, bugs and other pests around houses and buildings.
  • Tracking wildlife, beach patrols and other natural environments.
  • Refurbishment of stadiums, concert halls and other large open-air public facilities
  • Aerial photography and video recording for weddings, real estate and marketing purposes

“This is really the tip of the iceberg as more B2B, B2C and even business-to-industry (B2I) activities are realized,” said Alexander. “In fact, we plan to use the app to learn how high the demand for certain drone activities is and where these requests are coming from, so that we can identify and mobilize our technical and human resources, ie specialized drone service providers, to meet the respective ones complete missions.”

Therefore, Alexander states that one of the main functions of the ADoD app is to collect job requests, which then stimulates the drone job market where people can enter drone services professionally. “Essentially, we create both a demand for new drone services and a supply of drone operators to meet them, thereby fostering a powerful workforce development cycle,” adds Alexander.

In fact, AD’s proprietary Flight to the Future (F2F) program was launched during the pandemic as a job opportunity for those interested in becoming certified drone pilots and sole traders. Within six months, students in the interactive online program learn how to use drone and cloud technology safely and effectively – embedded in artificial intelligence (AI) in daily missions. In addition to FAA Part 107 certification for commercial drone pilots, participants in the F2F program are immersed in cloud computing, AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other technologies transforming the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry. A one-on-one flight training led by the instructor and an industry specialization complete the course.

Alexander notes that the current pool of about 1,500 F2F students can provide an easy transition to DSPs for assignments ordered by ADoD app customers. For more information on the F2F program, visit: www.flighttothefuture.com. If you are currently a drone pilot and would like to become part of the ADoD provider network, simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

AD not only offers a streamlined ordering system for drone services and a comprehensive training course for drone pilots, but also offers drone insurance for all missions. “At their core, drones are miniature flying aircraft, and as such, safety is always our primary concern,” adds Alexander. “One bad move and an amateur pilot could face hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage or a complete drone replacement.”

Additionally, AD supplies three of its own advanced drone models – Spartacus Hercules, Spartacus MAX and Spartacus Hurricane – for operators and business owners looking to build their inventory of equipment and assets. The company offers aggressive and flexible financing at the best rates in the industry, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for ongoing maintenance and safety protocols.”

“The ADoD app is truly the entry point into our company’s entire ecosystem of drone products, offerings and services,” adds Alexander. “We envision a world where the full value of commercial drone applications can be introduced into society to save lives, increase efficiency, reduce costs and drive sustainability. We believe in achieving these goals in an ethical and responsible manner. AD looks forward to helping make this vision a reality nationwide.”

Future versions of the ADoD app will be released in unison with the wider UAV industry, especially as autonomous drone usage evolves. Voice-activated commands, live interfaces between the user and the drone during flight, and artificial intelligence (AI) object recognition are planned. Download the ADoD app today.

About Aquiline drones

Aquiline Drones Corporation (AD) is an American drone solutions company and private charter flight service. Based in the financial district of Hartford, Connecticut, AD’s unique portfolio of products and services provides the commercial drone industry with end-to-end solutions to meet the growing demand for commercial drones, drone service providers (DSPs), and drone-related services. As such, AD provides drone pilot training and certification, drone production and maintenance, Internet-of-Things (IoT) based solutions for enterprise customers, app-based drone-on-demand services, private air transport for passengers and sensitive cargo, and finally a commercial drone insurance for the operation of DSPs. These offerings are centrally managed through AD Cloud, a bespoke unmanned systems platform that provides DSPs with an easy-to-use operational tool to simplify and optimize services for customers. AD’s full range of solutions is applicable across a wide range of industries and environments, and includes cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) capabilities for real-time data processing and insights. Founded by veteran aviator and entrepreneur, CEO Barry Alexander, AD’s core management consists of highly experienced aviators, systems engineers, information systems and technology specialists, military personnel (including veterans) and astute business strategists. Visit www.AquilineDrones.com for more information.

PHOTO: Aquiline Drones’ new Drone on Demand (ADoD) platform promises to revolutionize the drone services industry for both consumers and businesses by bringing the power of drone technology to their fingertips. The ADoD app is now available to download on all mobile devices including smartphones and tablets via the Google Play Store and Apple IOS.

Photo courtesy of: Aquiline Drones Corporation

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