Google Launches New Cardboard Camera App for iOS

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Google has today announced the launch of a new iOS app called ‘Cardboard Camera’, that lets you capture and share 3D 360-degree virtually reality (VR) photos using your iPhone, iPad or iPod. The VR photos taken with Cardboard Camera are three-dimensional panoramas, in which 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.

Here’s how to capture a VR photo using Google’s Cardboard Camera app:

  • Fire up the Cardboard Camera app
  • Hold your iPhone, iPad or iPod vertically
  • Tap record, and turn around as though you’re taking a panorama.

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You can also share these VR photos with both iPhone and Android users. You can select multiple photos to create a virtual photo album, tap the share icon, and Cardboard Camera will generate a link that can be emailed, messaged, or posted in apps and on the web. To experience your photos in VR, place your phone into a Google Cardboard viewer.

Use the following App Store link to grab the app for free:

Download Google Cardboard Camera for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad [Direct Link]

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  • Ok, now I need a cardboard viewer. Looks like the app actually analyzes the image for depth (presuming the camera isn’t rotated stationary as typically required for a good pano) and generates a 3D depth map as well. Must try this…