If you're a developer who has been watching the increasing interest in drones without a lot of enthusiasm, it might be time to re-think your attitude. Industry watchers say the platform offers an incredible opportunity for developers.
"The drones are not interesting by themselves;" said Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics, "What is interesting about drones is what they can do: the data. What they can do will be defined by software."
“The future of this industry will be driven by software, and the opportunities are abundant. We are just getting started,” said Chad Sweet, director of engineering at Qualcomm.