Dronedesk, a UK startup, has completed the full launch of its new drone operations management platform for commercial drone users.
After 14 months of testing, Dronedesk said that users of the beta platform reported saving an average of 45 minutes of administration time on every flight undertaken.
The application provides fully-integrated and comprehensive flight planning, asset management, team management as well as incident, maintenance and flight logging capabilities.
It also incorporates several customer relationship management features, meaning users are able to generate, record and track new business leads, issue quotes for projects or individual jobs, send invoices and record payments.
Much of the time-saving Dronedesk provides comes through the integration of several different drone-related apps and softwares in one place.
Dronedesk has unlocked, integrated and democratised access to industry-leading data sources, including UTM (via Altitude Angel), eAIP and NOTAMs (NATS), weather (DarkSky) and numerous others.
Through the platform, these are now available to all drone operators in one application.
Dorian Ellis, founder and director of Dronedesk, commented; “Dronedesk was born out of my frustration with managing spreadsheets, documentation and visiting ten different websites to plan even the simplest of flights.
“Realising that most other pilots shared that frustration gave me the impetus to start developing a solution. That was 18 months ago.
“I believe that the application we’ve now created, through unprecedented collaboration with industry professionals, is game-changing in terms of its ability to make the complex simple, safety a given and compliance a breeze.”