Christina Cardoza

May 2, 2017 11:09:49 AM

DJI drone pilots can start testing their skills in a new safe, immersive and fun way. Augmented reality technology company Edgybees announced a new AR mobile app created specifically for DJI aerial platforms.

"When we first came up with the idea for this app, we wanted to create a new experience for pilots combining the joys of flying with the thrills of gamification. The Drone Prix AR app is really the first augmented reality social game designed specifically to do just that," said Menashe Haskin, Edgybees CTO and co-founder. "In contrast with flight simulators, Drone Prix AR provides a much more immersive experience that combines virtual obstacles with real-life piloting skills. DJI's Mobile SDK allowed us to bring our idea to life very quickly and we are really excited to see how this app will change the way people experience flying a drone."

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Drone Prix DJI compatibility includes the Phantom 3, Phantom 4, and Mavic Pro. The game features a virtual obstacle course for pilots to fly through while collecting prizes and avoiding obstacles. Drone pilots can compete against each other for overall best performance, points and time.

Features include: solo and competition modes, flight assistant, multiple courses, and social engagement.

"DJI's support for the startup and developer communities has not only meant creation of new usage applications, but also new business opportunities," said Taehyun Moon, DJI's director of brand management. "The Drone Prix app is one of the many great examples of how our SDK has opened doors to new creative possibilities and expanded developers' ability to build exciting new custom applications."

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