DJI app helps you find fellow drone lovers

A social network just for quadcopter fans.

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There's a social network for everything. Dog owners, foodies, gamers -- you name it, there's an app that will connect you with like-minded people. So of course, it was inevitable that one would eventually be made for drone owners too. DJI has taken the plunge with DJI+Discover, a major update to its DJI Store app on iOS and Android. It allows anyone to create a profile and connect with fellow drone enthusiasts, whether that's simply to hang out, get tuition or ask which model you should be buying next.

It's also geared towards professionals that want to sell their piloting and photography skills to commercial clients. When you launch the app, you'll see a map of the surrounding area and pin drops representing other users. There are three toggles along the top -- All, Social and Professional -- which let you specify which sort of drone owner you're looking for. As a neat bonus, there are also markers which indicate exceptional flying spots and user-submitted drone photos. Elsewhere in the app you'll find a shortcut to DJI's online store, an "Experience" section for finding brick-and-mortar stores and physical events, and a link to the company's forum.

The app is available in the US, the UK, Germany, Spain and Australia. If you're mad about drones or just want someone to be there the first time you fly a Phantom 4, it's worth considering. Just be careful -- you'll be meeting strangers with some awfully expensive (and desirable) gear in tow.