Skydio, a Redwood City, California-based startup that makes a drone that flies and films 4K video footage entirely on its own, is announcing today that its introductory device, the Skydio R1, is now open to third-party app developers. The Skydio Autonomy Platform, as the company is calling its developer toolset, will let app makers and drone enthusiasts develop custom software that takes advantage of the device’s bevy of cameras and sensors, as well as its sophisticated computer vision software and machine learning algorithms.
The company is mainly providing two software development kits as part of this effort: one is a Skills SDK, while the other is a pair of iOS and Android mobile SDKs. The first will let developers access the Skydio…
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