Dear DroneKit-Cloud and DroneShare users,
As of March 31st, 2016 the DroneKit team will be permanently shutting down both DroneShare and DroneKit-Cloud (the cloud service which powers it).
Users who want to download their data will still be able to do so until that date (ask for help on the support forums if you have any problems).
This decision has not been taken lightly. We're proud that we've been able to help so many of you work with our cloud based mission planning software, but we need to focus our resources elsewhere. This change will allow us to better support all our other great developer products.
Thank you for your support of DroneShare and DroneKit-Cloud over the last few years. We’re humbled to have been part of the Drones in the Cloud story.
The DroneKit Team
We are shutting down DroneShare and the underlying DroneKit-Cloud service.
DroneKit-Cloud is an open API but closed-source. We can’t grow it through community contributions.
DroneKit-Cloud is not well aligned with team priorities and goals. Our mandate supports creating developer tools to empower this sort of service, but not to be the data broker for the community.
How can I get my data?
Until the service shutdown date you can keep using DroneShare directly to download your data. Alternatively you can use the API directly.
If you have any problems with getting your data, please ask for help on the support forums.
What about the ground station integrations?
All of the GCS maintainers have been notified and are either planning to remove the service from their UI or use a replacement service. Hopefully we’ve given them enough early warning so they can plan accordingly.
What will the DroneKit team do instead?
We’ll be continuing improve our other great developer tools for drones:
* DroneKit- Python (Python tools for drones)
* DroneKit-Android (Android tools for drones)
* DroneKit-SITL (Autopilot simulation)
* DroneKit-LA (Log Analyzer)