Drone deliveries are expected to revolutionize supply chain and logistics, by providing last mile coverage along with faster deliveries.

Now a new app showcases it can even overhaul the current delivery mechanism — which consists of delivering packages to physical addresses — by transporting the package right into your hands, wherever you are at the moment.

DelivAir app made by product developers and technology consultants, Cambridge Consultants, will use GPS and smartphone signals to navigate drones carrying the package to a person’s real-time location; it will also ask the person for navigational directions once it is in the person’s line of sight.

It will authenticate the source of the order by syncing with a blinking pattern initiated by the app on the user's smartphone. The drone will deliver the packages from a safe height, avoiding direct contact.

The service will make for faster and more accurate deliveries and could be used to deliver items such as warm food on time and even emergency services; for example, delivering urgently needed medicines during disaster relief.

“Drone delivery is fast and ideal for something that is needed immediately. In that case, a consumer wants a delivery directly to them as a person – not to a location. Our DelivAir concept has the potential to revolutionize the delivery process, by removing the address restriction that other drone technologies are limited by. We are taking cloud retail to the next level, delivering out of the clouds and into your hand...Ultra-precision is the future of drone delivery, and the opportunities are almost limitless. The mobile phone changed the way we make calls, from a location to an individual; we believe this technology has the potential to re-shape e-commerce in the same way, making deliveries to a person a practical proposition, no matter where they are," Nathan Wrench, head of the industrial and energy business at Cambridge Consultants, said in the press release.

Cambridge Consultants is not the only company working on drone deliveries; Amazon, Walmart and 7-Eleven are also working on the technology, but Cambridge's delivery mechanism might be better than their proposed mechanisms, as it promises  delivering packages at people’s doorsteps.

Since drones aren’t limited by other logistical concerns such as traffic or terrain, limiting them to physical addresses seems self-defeating. Instead, in person delivery could boost online shopping by providing shoppers with immediate gratification —imagine getting a warm, fresh pizza delivered to you by drone, minutes after ordering it.

While companies like Amazon have differentiated themselves by offering two-day deliveries, the new app can make this wait even shorter. 

And if we are looking at a future with thousands of drones buzzing in the sky over a city, then why not make the deliveries aim for pin-point accuracy.