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Google Cardboard Camera App Now Available for iOS

Google Cardboard Camera App Now Available for iOS

Google Cardboard Camera App Now Available for iOS

Last year in December, Google introduced its Cardboard Camera app to capture virtual reality photos. The app was so far offered to Android users only and basically turns the smartphone camera into a 360-degree camera and captures three-dimensional panoramas.


The app is now available for iOS users. Google’s app can be downloaded from the App Store. All images taken using the Cardboard camera app can be seen using cardboard viewer later, along with the recorded sound. The photographs or albums can easily be shared with family and friends through links. 

According to the App Store description of the app, “with Cardboard Camera app, you can look around to explore the image in all directions, and even hear sound recorded while you took the photo to hear the moment exactly as it happened. To capture a VR photo, hold your phone vertically, tap record, and then turn around as though you’re taking a panorama”.

The app permits users to take 3-D panorama-style photos which can be discovered in all directions once saved and viewed on a VR headset like Google Cardboard. Google Cardboard has presented at the reasonable price of $15 and the Cardboard Camera App is free. In order to take the photo, a person needs to turn around in a single spot though pointing the phone's camera at the scene ahead. The user can also use the app to record sound by clicking the photo, making the experience more immersive. Google has also announced a new sharing feature on the app. Users can now make shareable links to their photos that can be sent, messaged, posted in apps or on the web.

According to Google’s blog post, “VR photos are three-dimensional panoramas, with slightly different views for each eye, so near things look near and far things look far. You can look around to explore the image in all directions, and even record sound with your photo to hear the moment exactly as it happened.”

Google is set to make major declarations around its VR platform – Daydream. The search giant has shown it is working on a new feature that will permit Chrome users to view any part of the web in VR using Cardboard or Daydream-ready viewers. Expansion of Cardboard Camera app to iOS shows Google doesn’t want to leave behind its Cardboard in the process.

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