At Airilo, we believe in the power of collaboration. We developed a network of drone pilots that stretches across the country in order to offer exceptional videos to real estate agents and vacation rental owners. This network allows us to efficiently deliver our products, but it also provides inspiration for new and better ways of doing business. Especially in real estate videography, we saw sharing videos with clients and getting paid in a timely manner as a common pain point. I can attest to the hassle of emailing Youtube links to share videos with clients, sending Dropbox folders to download the video files and using Paypal to invoice clients only to have to manually remind them if they are slow to pay. I yearned for a platform that would allow me to automatically share videos with clients after I uploaded them and allow clients to download the videos only after they had paid for them. This sentiment was echoed by many other drone pilots. Thus, the idea for Airilo Connect was born. We are currently working on a platform that brings together scheduling, video review, file transfer, and billing so that drone operators don’t have to waste time piecing together multiple programs. In the end, we aim to provide a complete solution for client interaction, product delivery and billing, allowing drone operators to focus on what they do best: providing stunning videos.
In the next several months, we will be opening up the beta program for Airilo Connect. The first phase will allow drone pilots to upload their videos and share an online version with their clients and enable clients to download the video after a payment has been made. Even in this basic form, we hope to save drone operators time by automating the sharing and file transfer process and get them paid faster by requiring payment before download. As the beta program progresses, we will add scheduling features, photography and virtual tour sharing capabilities and an automated project management system. Throughout this process we would love feedback on what features you are most intrigued by as well as what features you think should be added. We are excited for this beta program to be the beginning of a conversation about what tools we can provide to best serve all of you. We will initially be inviting people to test Airilo Connect based on when they sign up for the beta program. If you would like to sign up for the beta program click here. We will keep you updated on our progress and will notify you when you have been chosen to be a product tester.
I look forward to working with all of you because good things come from working together.