Hey Kittyhawkers!
What a year it’s been. It feels like just yesterday we were sending out our last December newsletter. This year has been a breakout year for Kittyhawk and we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. We used to write this email to a few hundred dedicated users — now we’re well on the way to a hundred thousand Kittyhawkers. We used to measure platform flight time in contiguous weeks now we’re counting it in contiguous years.
If you used Kittyhawk last year, you know how much we’ve been adding to the product and as always, we’re just getting started.

In the last 12 months we’ve added:

Flight Deck (With Secure Live Video Streaming)

Kittyhawk now natively interfaces with your DJI drone to fly and securely store all of your data on US servers. This means that all your logging, telemetry and location data are automatically collected and stored by the platform.
You never have to worry about missing a flight log or not having your data synced. Stay tuned in the coming months for more updates on how Flight Deck is going to be your “one stop” solution.

Video Streaming

 

Flight Profiles

We’ve been adding a ton of enterprise features this year, but this is the one we’re most excited about. Flight Profiles is a SUPER powerful tool that lets a manager or Chief Pilot set the setting for the entire team. Now, you can limit the distance people can fly away from themselves, or set the height at which the aircraft will return to home. There’s a plethora of settings and they’re all configurable.

Flight Profiles

 

Live Traffic

Everything is more fun with friends. Kittyhawk can show you where everyone on your team is flying in real time. Wondering if that that drone flying over your job site or workplace is yours? Now you don’t have to wonder. Open up the application and immediately see which one of your team members is flying.

Flight Deck

 

What’s Next?

In 2018, we’re continuing to lead the way with our enterprise offering. We know we’re onto something when we read in CBS Marketwatch that Skylogic Research LLC found us to be a leading drone operations company.

We’ve got some stuff in the Kittyhawk Skunk Works that’s going to blow your hair back. Here’s a sneak peek of a few things in the pipeline:

Kittyhawk Comes To DJI Crystal Sky

You’ve all asked for it, and now we’re going to deliver. We’ll have our full Flight Deck platform available on the DJI Crystal Sky. And because we’re a made in the USA security-focused alternative to other applications, we’ll have a secure location for you to download the APK along with a checksum so you can be assured the Kittyhawk code you have hasn’t been tampered with or altered.

CristalSky

 

Beauty AND Brains

We’ve worked really hard to make Kittyhawk beautiful and easy to use. This year, we’re going to be adding intelligence tools to the platform. We’ve been on a rampage to help folks to consolidate their “Drone Apps” folder and this year we’ll be letting you all delete even more apps from that folder.

Kittyhawk Bookmarks

What if you could take the same picture or video from the same place every day? Or, what if you could share that perfect shot with anyone in the world? Kittyhawk bookmarks will help you fly your aircraft to a preset location and then share your placement and settings with your team or anyone in the world. Look for this to roll out in 2018 for our enterprise customers first followed shortly thereafter by the social component.

Thank You

Thanks go to each and every one of you for an amazing 2017. We’ve sincerely enjoyed getting your emails, phone calls, and text messages with your great ideas. As always, if you have ideas, drop us a line. And, if you like executing on your ideas, we’ll be growing the team significantly this year, we’d love to hear from you.

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