The FAA is getting into app development for drone pilots. An app called B4UFly is set to inform pilots if any restrictions exist in at the location they are about to fly in. It will also let users know if they are in proximity of an airport, national park or other restricted airspace.
B4UFly will tell pilots if any actions are required such as notifying air traffic controllers, it will offer the necessary info right in the app.
Another cool feature is a flight planner, which will let users select a future place and time and the app will let you know if operation will be allowed.
If you’re interested in helping the FAA test the new app email B4UFLY@faa.gov to join the beta test group.
More info can be found at this AUVSI.org article