Belitsoft > Android and iOS Mobile App Development for a Drone Company

Android and iOS Mobile App Development for a Drone Company


Belitsoft has provided the Client with a team of Android and iOS mobile developers to create custom mobile applications for editing the videos that were recorded using the drones, produced by our Client.

Our Client is one of the world’s largest drone companies. Improving customer services is the key pillar of our Client. For those drone owners who care about uploading a brushed and polished piece of footage to YouTube or Vimeo, the Company created a convenient mobile video editing app.

The Results

The Client required to hire dedicated mobile developers with extensive experience in Android and iOS development. We gathered the team of 3 developers ASAP.

One of the most important benefits the Client got working with our outsourcing mobile development team is significant cost-savings. To hire mobile application developers with the same skill set in Western Europe would be twice expensive.

During the project implementation, it was agreed to use the Time & Materials / Agile model that makes it possible for our Client to manage the development process effectively, change plans and requirements when it is needed, and get improved app functionality on a regularly.

The project development was Agile-based, with two-week sprints. The Project Manager from the Client’s side holds meetings every week to discuss the most important issues and requirements. To provide effective communication, such tools as Skype, Slack, and Mantis Bug Tracker are constantly used. The Client also used to came to our office to meet the development team.

Our team successfully met constantly changing Client’s requirements connected with the design of the application. Working on design, we paid much attention to build a user-centric application that delivers excellent user experience. During the development process, our programmers were also working on integrating the pre-existing functionality that is used in our Client’s drone app into the new video editing mobile app.

We developed the impressive feature set of the apps from scratch, including:

  • video cropping and trimming
  • video filtering
  • frame grabbing
  • the provision of flight info
  • adding music
  • pointing to favorite moments of a video
  • real-time video preview
  • playback

We have also developed a module to handle payment transactions: drone owners can download a trial version of the app, free video editing is available for 20 days since that time.

The Client's QA-team has tested new functionality. However, our development team independently checked each release before sharing it with the Client.

Belitsoft's team of Android and iOS developers have successfully delivered the required solution in time and on the budget. Using these applications, a drone owner can import recorded videos and edit them.

  • Effort: 16 man-months

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