Google, back in December last year, launched its Cardboard Camera app to capture virtual reality (VR) photos. The app was so far available to Android users only and essentially turns the smartphone camera into a 360-degree camera and captures three-dimensional panoramas. The app has now launched on iOS and is available to download via the App Store.
Apart from iOS debut of the app, Google’s Cardboard Camera is also gaining a new feature which will allow users to share the VR photos taken with friends and family. To share VR photos, users will have to tap the share icon in the app after selecting multiple photos to create a virtual photo album. Cardboard Camera app will generate a link that can be sent across via email, message, or shared in apps or on the web. The sharing feature will be available to both Android and iOS users. One of the highlights of Google’s Cardboard Camera app is it can record sound at the time of clicking images to hear the moment exactly as it happened.
Announcing the news in a blog post, Carlos Hernandez, Software Engineer, Cardboard Camera said, “With Cardboard Camera-now available on iOS as well as Android-you can capture 3D 360-degree virtual reality photos. To capture a VR photo, hold your phone vertically, tap record, then turn around as though you’re taking a panorama.”
Hernandez also claimed that Cardboard Camera app on Android has so far seen over 5 million photos captured.