Since this month the official AR.Freeflight App is also available for Android devices and can be downloaded from the Android Market. Previously you had to rely on third party apps like AR.Pro, but now you can also use the official Parrot App on your Android device.
AR.Pro is an AR.Drone App for the Android platform developed by Shellware. The software is still in beta but can already be downloaded from the Android Market. In the video below the developer demonstrates how you can enable infrastructure wifi-networking with the AR.Drone. At the end of the video you can get a glimpse of the software in action.
Kate Alhola has written a MeeGo application to control the AR.Drone on Nokia devices like the N900. Watch the demo video below or read the full explanation on Kate’s blog. There is a full explanation on the various components of the app and how it can be built.
AR.Pursuit is the first multi-player game of pursuit for the AR.Drone. You hunt another AR.Drone and try to shoot it while the other pilot tries to flee. Once shot the roles are reversed. You need iOS4 and at least an iPod Touch 3G and 4G, iPhone 3GS and 4 and iPad to properly run the game.
AR FreeFlight has been updated to version 1.6. It now has support for the iPad display size.
MatrixFlightHD for iPad is a third-party AR.Drone App that uses the iPad’s larger screen resolution to display additional on screen information without overlaying it on the video. It is based on Parrot’s own FreeFlight and has some additional features like animating the led’s and an adjustable maximum height level.
Drone Control is another third party alternative to AR.Freeflight. This app allows you to graph some flight data and take snapshots during flight.
The AR.Powerflight was released last week as a third-party alternative to the AR.Freeflight App. It allows you to control the AR.Drone. One additional feature is the height indicator which you can see in the screenshot below.
Flight Record is a paid iOS App (€2,39) that allows you to record video from the AR.Drone without the need to Jailbreak your phone. It appeared in the App Store yesterday. I have not tested it yet, but it appears that the On Screen Controls remain invisible in the recordings judging from the screen shots in the App Store. The app records video in the H264 QuickTime format at 15 frames per second. Your iOS device needs to be running iOS 4.1 in order to run the app.
Be warned: since the app is also used to control the Ar.Drone and it is not an official Parrot application some caution should be taken when using it.
Below is a demo video that was recorded with the App.