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Google Launches App to Help Drone Users

Google Launches App to Help Drone Users

Tuesday, 9 July, 2019 - 05:00
A drone flies over downtown during a NASA demonstration on the testing of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform in Reno, Nevada, US, May 21, 2019. Bob Strong, Reuters
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To help drone users find safe places and times to fly or land their devices, Alphabet's Wing for done delivery services, launched a new app named OpenSky.

The company has recently won governmental approval to operate in the suburbs outside the Australian capital, Canberra, where its service delivers food, coffee, pet supplies and more to area residents.

The Tech Crunch website reported that the app quietly launched on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

According to the German News Agency, the app is targeted at both recreational drone owners as well as commercial drone operators.

As the Wing website explains, OpenSky wants to make it easier to find out when and where you can fly, whether you're a "hobbyist who loves to fly" or a business that "uses unmanned aircraft to survey land or deliver goods."

OpenSky is the first third-party app to be approved that uses this new system. In addition to its launch on the app stores, OpenSky is also available on the web.

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