One of the outcomes of our successful project meeting in August was the realisation that the small holder farmers may not be the target for our mobile application and that we should instead be targeting third party organisations such as farmers associations or drone survey companies. These would be able to afford to purchase drones and organise for them to be transported to the farmers fields as needed through out the season.
This change in focus has resulted in the development of a completely new application incorporating the automated drone control technology previously worked on but aimed instead at an end user envisaged to be an individual working for such an organisation.
Initial development has been focused on providing the user with a list of fields to be surveyed and displaying their location on a map. Once at the field the user can initiate the automated survey and see the result along with any recommended actions. The same information will then be passed on the the fields owner directly by the platform.
Future development will be focused on providing further utility to the user such as better searches and navigation to fields that need surveying, current and historical comparisons of the survey results and more actions on disease detection.