Google Cardboard Camera app that allows users take Virtual-Reality (VR) ready pictures on their smartphones, is now available for iOS users. Google’s app can be downloaded from the App Store. All pictures taken using the Cardboard camera app can be viewed using cardboard viewer later, along with the recorded sound. The photographs or albums can easily be shared with friends and family via links. Google Cardboard Camera app was unveiled in December last year, and was only available for Android until now.
Taking pictures using the app is easy. Users first need to take a photograph and then move the smartphone around them in a circle, while doing so. Later, when you place your smartphone inside the Google Cardboard viewer, you’ll be able to see the VR pictures. The Cardboard Camera app for Android is available in 17 languages on Play Store.
According to Google’s blogpost, “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 announcements around its VR platform – Daydream. The search giant has revealed it is working on a new feature that will allow Chrome users to view any part of web in VR using Cardboard or Daydream-ready viewers. Expansion of Cardboard Camera app to iOS indicates Google doesn’t want to leave behind its Cardboard in the process.