In a world where drones are increasingly commonplace, there are some who argue that it’s a bad idea to own one.
But that’s not the case for the people behind Hand Controlled Drone, a UK-based startup that wants to make a drone that can take you anywhere without the need for an operator.
“There’s this myth that you have to have a drone operator, but we’re not like that,” explains co-founder and CEO, Chris Jones.
“You just fly your drone.”
And Jones believes that the world is on the cusp of a revolution in the way people are using drones.
“I feel like it’s the most natural and ethical thing to do,” he says.
The idea of a drone as a tool for personal use is growing in popularity, and Jones is no stranger to this idea.
In 2012, he created an app called AirBnB that allowed users to organise their home’s music collection.
The concept was also picked up by the likes of Airbnb, but Jones believes the technology behind AirBnb has changed in the last few years.
“Airbnb has been great, but now we’ve got people flying drones all the time,” he explains.
“We’re going to have to evolve and adapt our platform to do it the right way.”
Jones says that AirBb is an extension of his own ideas.
“When we started AirBNB, we were looking for an app that could let us do the same thing we’re doing with our house.
We wanted to make an app for people who want to be able to make home videos on their phones,” he said.
“Now we’re seeing it being used for things like weddings and funerals.”
It’s a fantastic tool, it’s just the way we’re going about it.
“The company’s mobile app, AirBraid, allows users to record their own videos, while its desktop app, DroneFly, lets users take photographs and upload them to the company’s website.
“It’s also a great way to get people to use the app when they’re out of town.” “
The more people who use DroneFly it attracts more people to buy it,” he points out.
“It’s also a great way to get people to use the app when they’re out of town.”
Jones believes drones will be a critical part of the future of home entertainment.
“With the advent of drones, the whole home is going to be a much more exciting place,” he adds.
“People will be able just fly their drone everywhere.
It’s an incredibly exciting time.”