Google's Cardboard Camera app for iOS is here; iPhone users can snap 360 degree VR photos

Google's Cardboard Camera app for iOS is here; iPhone users can snap 360 degree VR photos
Last December, Google's Cardboard Camera app was made available to Android users, allowing them to snap 360 degree VR photos in 3D. Today, Google has announced that the app is being offered to iOS users in the Apple App Store. Taking one of these 3D photos is a snap (pun not intended). Simply hold the phone vertically (in portrait), tap on record, and slowly turn around as if you are shooting a panorama.

These VR Photos can be shared with family, friends, and even your enemies sporting either an iOS or Android device. Pick multiple pictures to create a virtual photo album, and click on share. The Cardboard Camera app will create a link that can be emailed, texted, posted online and shared with every one. Using a VR viewer like Google Cardboard, those you share the photos with will feel like they are really at the scene.

The app is free and you can pick it up by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Download Cardboard Camera (iOS|Android)

source: Google



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Wow, this sounds great for them iFans who were envious of the VR goodness Fandroids have been enjoying in the ecosystem!

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Nothing beats having a 3D or I should say a 360 camera. Because you still have to move your phone around to capture the entire 360 degree Panoramic view. So if there is any motion at all, then it can suck. Whereas a 360 camera is just one click. LG's 360 Cam is good because it will produce a 16mp 360 degree still image, and it works on iOS and Android.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I would love to see an OEM make a smartphone with two fish eye camera lenses on both the front and back of a phone. That would be so cool.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and those two camera will be useless for normal main camera or selfie, so that phone will need 4camera :v I still prefer separate 360 camera from samsung and LG, or 360 camera dongle with microSD/USB-C connector

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not if the resolution is high enough like 16mp or better yet, 23mp. Then you would have plenty of pixels to play with. Plus you have the added benefit of the widest shot known to man. 180 degree photo would be amazing. Plus when you throw in the front as well, then you would get one amazing 360 photo or video for that matter. It's just a matter of time and money to bring something like this to the market. Plus if there is a small demand, then that is what is needed to bring it to the market.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah.. if the sensor is good enough, 120degree FoV crop of that sensor can be a nice (and not so distorted) selfie camera, and 80degree FoV crop for main camera, but current camera still not that good, and 180degree will eat much space :P but some manufacturer already made smartphone with FLIR camera, smartphone with projector, smartphone with dual audio jack, dual microSD, or quad-SIM... maybe one of them will make 360camera phone for niche market

7. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Can you still take normal photos in this app?

8. YOURDADkid unregistered

iSheep : My Lord Google, we don't have options to enjoy like VR gear like Android Fans do, please help us. Google : Okay, go and enjoy Google's Cardboard Camera app. For VR gear you are not eligible yet as you don't deserve it. iSheep : Thank you so much you are my lord!! Lol

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