When I first got my original DJI Phantom 1, I was the only person I knew on the planet who was interested in drones.
I did something highly NOT recommended — message random strangers on the Internet who I could tell lived near me and ask if they could give me a drone tutorial. (It worked out for me, and I made some lifelong friends this way, but don’t try this at home!)
But DJI just came up with something a whole lot less creepy.
The world’s largest drone manufacturer today released a new social networking app called “DJI+ Discover,” an app that enables drone pilots to meetup while also acting as a marketplace for aerial service providers. In other words, its the “Tinder For”/”Uber For”/”Meetup For” drones.
“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 in a prepared statement. “DJI+ Discover lets people in the same area connect socially and professionally in a way that will bind the drone community even tighter together.”
Features of the app include nearby search, experience, store and forum.
What do you think? Have you used it? Does this fill a gap, and will it contribute to a better drone community? Leave a comment below!