Google launches VR Cardboard Camera app

My physical office, captured with the Cardboard Camera app.
My physical office, captured with the Cardboard Camera app.

Google has released the Cardboard Camera app, free for Android smartphones. With Cardboard Camera, users are able to record 360-degree panoramas for viewing with Cardboard VR headsets.

The way it works is that it prompts the user to slowly turn around in a circle — I spun around in my office chair. The app also stores a small sound sample, for background ambient sound.

With some phones, the app can also record slow-motion video.

The photos can then be viewed in immersive virtual reality using Google Cardboard-compatible headsets.

 

Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
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