How DroneInch Builds Software for Autonomous Drones
Founded in 2017, DroneInch builds software for remote autonomous flight of off-the-shelf drones. The software is designed to enable operators to fly beyond visual line of sight and schedule one-time, or recurring, autonomous flights—applicable industries include farming, mining, construction, public safety, manufacturing facilities, and power plants.
Beyond its software, DroneInch focuses heavily on the customer experience and how it drives business outcomes. For example, their farming application looks to help farmers monitor crop health, track and count livestock, identify irrigation line defects etc. For the farmer, they just indicate when to fly and picks a target field. The software then determines the path, flies the drone, and uploads the results to the cloud for crop analysis.