New user profile page for drone pilots and admins
Formerly, a user’s Skyward profile page was a bit utilitarian — it showed a limited amount of the most critical information, but we didn’t feel it was living up to its full potential. We know our users are always looking for more data in an easy-to-access format.
Now we’ve given Skyward user profiles some love by refreshing the design and adding much more information. Users can now select their name from the top menu bar and choose “Profile” to see data including:
- Name and assigned roles
- Contact information
- Certification information, including issue and expiration dates
- Home base location
- Recent flights logged by the user
- Recent and upcoming operations for the user
- Total number of flights logged
- Total flight time logged, including hours logged in Skyward + historical crewed & uncrewed flight hours
- Custom fields & notes
- Attached documents, such as certification records
All of this information is quick and easy to edit within a single menu. As a result, I think you’ll find the user profile much more useful, and it’s an easy way to both track and display your drone piloting expertise.
Project Areas in Skyward Mapping & Modeling
Users can now add a Project Area to specify an area of interest for a map or model. Project managers can draw a Project area, then save it to their Shape Library to be used again later. The Shape Library can be used for another Project, or as the Area of Operation when planning a flight mission.
Additional Mapping & Modeling improvements
- Users can now easily delete old or unwanted items from their Projects list.
- Users can add text notes to a Project to document any desired details.
Support for additional DJI flight logs in Skyward
In addition to the DJI drone flight logs for which support was added in December 2021 (see that entry for details on flight log encryption), Skyward now supports flight logs from:
- DJI Mavic 3
- DJI Mavic Air 2
- DJI Mavic Air 2S
Pilots using the DJI Fly app can set up Skyward Sync so all their flight logs automatically upload to Skyward from DJI.
Refinements and improvements for the Skyward InFlight mobile app on iOS and Android
We continue to improve the planning and flying experience in the field with Skyward’s InFlight mobile app. We made a number of under-the-hood improvements as well as resolving several issues some users were encountering.
On iOS, we made the following improvements:
- Operation areas reliably persist when entering flight mode from the operation details page
- Removed pop-up warning about night waiver requirements in flight mode
- Corrected visual errors or unresponsive points when creating Automated Flight Modes on certain devices
- Fixed a settings menu glitch when updating certain flight limits
- Other minor bug fixes & improvements
On Android, we made improvements primarily to resolve a few unexpected crashes. Android users will enjoy more stability and improved reliability while planning their missions.
Bug fixes for Skyward InFlight on Android
Some customers using Skyward InFlight on Android devices experienced a loss of operation information after backgrounding the app for a while. With the latest update, Android users should have a much smoother Skyward experience with no more disappearing information.