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Happy (belated) New Years from everyone at NLD. The slightly geeky headline of this blog post is just a reassurance. We know that lately we have been rather quiet on the blog front, but that we are, as always, still here and have been working hard, despite the festive period.

We are working on the final touches of a major update to NLD, finally rolling the major version number up over to 2.0 which will come with some significant changes both under the hood and visually. We will also be introducung support at some level for the Mavic Mini, a feature that has been much requested in support since before it even got announced. We hope to have a release fresh out of the oven by the end of January.

We already have several release's worth of work in the pipeline too, but we will discuss these additions more as we get closer to release of each change.

/all at NLD

 

24/03/2020 Update - From Cs2000

Hi all, just wanting to address some of the very very misinformed comments both approved and now shown on the blog yet.

 

NLD is out to rip off our customers?

Totally untrue. Development on the core of NLD 2.0 has stopped and started again many times due to new product launches from DJI, new firmware for old devices that we needed to add support for and other reasons. We have also had to build in plenty of other parts that arent part of the core, backend systems to support the new app for example. We are NOT just announcing new things in the hope of drumming up new license sales, only to dissapear in a puff of smoke with the payments. We genuinely ARE working on this and it WILL be released. Also please remember that we are a very small team, things such as family life does "get in the way" of work sometimes.

Why no "Insert drone here" support?

We dont have access to any secret technical info that allows us to magically open the doors on the hardware DJI designed. As with the last comment, were a very small, but capable team not some super lab of thounsands of people with tens of thounsands of $ of hardware. We have to start from scratch on each new hardware revision and reverse engineer everything ourselves (or with the help of willing community members). Again, this takes time. Time that is then taken away from our real world jobs and families. Please dont read this as we're not dedicated or not willing to put in the work, we absolutely are and do, but some hurdles are difficult or impossible to overcome without insider knowledge which 1, we dont have and 2, would likely be illegal to use even if we did!

Why do you always miss release dates?

Guys, please look back on the track record of this blog. In the beginning, we regularly shared updates regarding what we were working on at whatever stage we were at, often mentioning "it should be released around X date". Software development is difficult and often progress gets halted for one of many many reasons. When we miss a date, we get berated for missing a scheduled release date, which is fair enough. Moving on, we then went quieter, but then the old blog posts and our support system get filled with comments asking us why we have made no progress. See the problem here? Also note that the last blog post said "We hope to have a release fresh out of the oven by the end of January." and not "We will have a release fresh out of the oven on January 31st."

 

Please take the following away from this blog post.

1. NLD is actively being developed every single day. Whether its looking for more mods, a new client version, fixing bugs or whatever, there is ALWAYS progress being made in one area or another.

2. If you leave a passive aggressive comment on the blog, no, it will not get displayed. We do read them all of course and will respond if there is something to respond too. Fair comments that arent just positive praise however will get approved if they contribute in some meaningful way.

3. We are human and we make mistakes. Timelines and expectations being one of them. It would be very easy for me to redact this blog post and remove any mention of a release date, but thats not how we operate. Please understand this moving forwards

4. Everyone at NLD is grateful for your support, but monetary in terms of purchasing a license, or just a positive or helpful blog comment. Please lets keep this place positive so we dont have to waste time filtering blog comments and addressing them when we would all, im sure, be happier with us working on the app.

 

What with everything going on in the world right now, use your energy to look after yourself and your familly, just as we are doing with ours, rather than posting these agressive comments on the state of the app and how we do business. Its a much better use of your time and energy and complaining will not magically speed things up.

Be safe out there.

/cs2000

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Comments
1/10/2020 9:34 AM
👍🏻
1/10/2020 1:58 PM
WOW !! thats the best news i heard in 3 months
keep up the great work guys!!!
Kevin
1/11/2020 1:29 AM
Great notice ! HNY to you too
1/11/2020 5:38 AM
Great news guys. I'm so excited.
1/11/2020 9:48 AM
Good luck with your business.  It may do even better this year as Chinese dronemaker DJI takes more control of drones in our National Airspace.  Don't know what the answer is going to be...but a Chinese company should't be able to interfere with FAA Authorizations.  COA and COW.
1/11/2020 1:23 PM
Igualmente FELI AÑO 2020. Seguir así que que sois los mejores. Un Abrazo a todo el equipo.
1/11/2020 11:45 PM
Yeh its been pretty quiet, so far good news
1/12/2020 10:30 PM
Awesome! Looking forward to some new unlocks!
1/13/2020 8:26 AM
Happy New Year and a New Decade to all of you folks!!!
1/14/2020 7:54 AM
Also Happy New Year 2020!
By the way, I have a question ...
Is there a workaround for the antirolling back problem in the new version of NLD in mavic 2 pro / zoom drones updated through DJI Assistant after 7/19/2019?

Best wishes to the team!
1/16/2020 3:42 PM
Hi NLD Team,

This is very good news.

Looking forward to the update.

But will it include the Mavic 2 series also, especially for those that had updated their drone to 01.00.0510?

Cheers,
Levene
1/20/2020 1:15 AM
THANK YOU GUYS!!
1/23/2020 5:43 AM
I believe when I see it...
1/23/2020 3:33 PM
Can't wait for the release.

So exciting like a child waiting for candy.
1/24/2020 3:11 AM
Mavic Pro 2 01.00.0510? VERY PLEASE
1/30/2020 3:02 AM
1 day left of January. Maybe a small status update from NLD team about release?
1/30/2020 3:03 AM
Any news NLD?
1/30/2020 8:23 PM
The end of January is looming :)
Waiting eagerly for the Mavic Mini and to see what support you can bring!
1/31/2020 3:34 AM
Why can't you just be patient and wait? NLD has already implied that they hope to have it ready by the end of January. If that were the case, I'm pretty sure they'd be announcing that here, too. I would prefer NLD to put all resources into development rather than answering obvious questions about release dates every day.
1/31/2020 11:13 AM
I have Mavic 2 Pro. I want to buy an access code. I believe in your team!
1/31/2020 1:30 PM
Waiting for the new Vvvvversion
1/31/2020 5:31 PM
When the new release will be out?
1/31/2020 7:46 PM
I hope the fresh release will not have burnt in the oven end of january....
1/31/2020 11:26 PM
The crew went for the ladies and there is no time for bullshit related to birds. Process the firmware in the fucking birds se alone! The team has more important things than your fucking birds!
2/1/2020 9:31 AM
To the person who is asking to be patient and wait, I believe also that it's good for the team to know how much their work is anticipated specially by to-be customers like me waiting for Mavic Mini support :)
2/2/2020 12:20 PM
NLD team don't worry about haters and do your job because you do it very well. I suggest bird owners wait patiently. The team is definitely working hard on the new firmware version that we are all waiting for.
Best wishes.
2/4/2020 5:26 AM
Will the mavic mini get a software patch
2/4/2020 9:10 AM
Flying with .100 on M2P + SC and it works perfectly.
We are waiting for the new update. We also waiting for Mavic Mini news>
Nicer job guys
2/4/2020 5:08 PM
Any update?
2/4/2020 8:08 PM
Hi!
Waky waky folks! January has gone, February came some days ago, soon it will be march and no sign of the announced upgrade? Still in the hibernation mod? Time to get up! Don´t let us wait too long...
2/5/2020 12:53 AM
When nld will release new v2.0 ?
2/6/2020 4:39 PM
I am really impressed with the collection of some. The NLD has already facilitated the nonsense created by DJI. At least the team is late to make sure - unlike DJI when it releases new firmware - that the drone will not fall or get lost. My tip for the NLD team: Do not give a deadline or if you do, do it with a little time to avoid being pressured.
2/7/2020 10:12 AM
LOL to the people in the comments above mine who are getting upset over some of us asking simple questions about the release, get off your high horse, please. All we're doing is simply asking for an eta or some update about the process, especially since the original eta they gave us about a month ago has passed.

It's not like we're DEMANDING them to release it by a certain date, just a simple question about how far the process has been completed and/or how much of it is left... It wouldn't take more than ONE minute to post an update on here and some of you guys think THAT's just too much to ask?! Calm tf down, jeez.
2/7/2020 2:37 PM
I think we all should be very grateful, Instead of complaining, ok guys. ''Peace''.
2/9/2020 6:40 AM
The thing is that there is no point in giving details of ETA if you can't make sure you keep to that time anyway. How much exactly did the info that NLD V.2.0 will be ready by the end of January help you? Could you sleep better at night if NLD was correcting the ETA forward every three weeks? In my opinion, NLD is doing the right thing, because too frequent ETAs tend to create disappointment and anger among those who can't just wait patiently.
2/10/2020 3:21 AM
any news on this, a little update would be most welcome, even if its to say there are problems with it, thanks
2/11/2020 8:03 PM
Waiting for the new release . Mavic 2 offline activation is a good seller for you guys . Please work on that as well
2/14/2020 11:47 PM
RIP NLD?
RIP Developers?
Thank you so much for being there!
2/17/2020 3:25 AM
Waiting... pleaseeee!!!
2/17/2020 2:42 PM
wow wow wow proud of you guys
2/19/2020 2:42 PM
Hopefully there is something here before the remote ID Firmware shuts us down for not updating the firmware... waiting for the new crack.
2/20/2020 4:17 PM
ETAs do help people. I have a trip to a mountainous region this weekend and I wanted my M2Z to be able to go over high mountains and hills REALLY bad. And had I known last month that the altitude removal feature would take longer than a month (super high bar apparently) to come to my drone, and had I gotten a response to my last ETA inquiry on the 7th, I would've been able to order a used Spark or something (which IS capable of have it's altitude limit feature removed).

Also, how would you know if NLD gauges customer demand by the number of comments asking for an ETA? What if they decided to abandon the project due to a lack of customers asking for updates? Of course, I'm not saying we should ask for ETAs on a daily or even weekly basis, but to suggest that keeping silent and waiting for months is the way to go is being a bit too naive IMO.
2/21/2020 10:35 PM
Is everything still ok?
2/22/2020 12:10 AM
I don't hope the NLD team is infected with the corona virus ... that would at least explain why it is so quiet here. But I also found that NLD had announced things several times before, but nothing came, or much later. But maybe it's just sloppy ... You sent belated New Year greetings to the readers.
2/24/2020 3:38 PM
We’re due for an update.
2/26/2020 2:25 PM
Hope to hear you news about solution for mavic mini, in particular for a little signal boost, not to cover more distance, but to give a best strenght to the video and remote signal trasmission. Hope also that the licence for NLD app for that little drone, will cost proportionally to the value of the drone.. Thank you
3/1/2020 3:45 PM
Feb had come and gone.
It's March now.
Any update so far?
Kind of like hoping for some news be it good or bad.

Thanks NLD Team knowing that you guys are working hard on it.
3/5/2020 5:38 AM
We look forward to the new firmware. Please let me know when it appears.
Greetings warmly.
Nicole :-*
3/16/2020 3:27 AM
Is there already been some development?
3/24/2020 3:12 PM
Guys read the updated comments in the blog post above!
I didn't see this before.

Thank you NLD for clearing this up
3/28/2020 10:23 PM
Thanks for all the time y'all put into this & thank you for the update! I've been very happy with the app for my Mavic Pro and I'm sure I'll be just as happy when I can use it for my Mavic Mini! :-)
4/1/2020 11:50 AM
Dear cs2000 - THANK YOU for your clarification! Honestly, that was ALL we wanted! We're not demanding that you release your next update before any deadlines or anything. But just look at it from our perspective, where we don't hear from you guys for months...

That was the ONLY reason I ever doubted your team's intent and integrity. A simple explanation on why there is a delay was all I personally ever asked for and I THANK YOU for providing one in the updated blog post!

You guys are of course free to take as long as you need and most of us, I believe, are not and will not complain now that you've provided us with a very well detailed explanation.

Thanking you and your team for all your hard work especially during these difficult times and I hope that all of you and your families stay safe and healthy!

Thanks
TG
4/12/2020 1:57 PM
you guys rock!!! I am so amazed the work you do.. take whatever time you need... and even though I payed once I am happy to pay more.. you should add a donate button to the app
4/15/2020 4:01 AM
Thanks a lot for the update!
I'm really curious about what new features you're working on, or if it's "only" going to be a backbone upgrade. I'd be willing to pitch in with general coding if needed, but have no experience what so ever with drone specific stuff.
-Jeeeeeeright
4/18/2020 5:09 PM
Hey Guys I see it's been a bit from the last update on the blog and was hoping you guys over at Nld have been staying safe and doing well. Would love to hear about any updates on the mavic Mini front of things. Other than that.  You guys do a great job and keep it up!
4/22/2020 9:57 AM
Good day guys. Hope you'll doing well. Any updates so far?
4/27/2020 10:27 PM
good jop, wait for the good news
4/28/2020 11:00 AM
Hope you are ok! Any update for us?
5/15/2020 10:55 AM
keep up the good work guys\.
5/24/2020 8:23 PM
Please get Mavic 2 Zoom Altitude Limit Removal as soon as possible!  Thanks
5/25/2020 1:11 AM
Still think we should have a rough estimate of when we will see something atleast
5/26/2020 12:29 AM
by the way i dont think there is a covid 19 its a lie, i cant believe people are falling for this bs, !! but i hope NLD are still working on updates its been a while now ;)