Google has officially launched cardboard camera app on Play Store, which enables you to capture three-dimensional panoramic Virtual Reality (VR) ready pictures and view them using cardboard viewer.
In order to capture 360 degrees panoramic photos in virtual reality using cardboard camera app, you need to move 360-degree in a circle. The captured images will look like 3D when viewed inside the Cardboard.
The Cardboard Camera app captures VR images, which produce real 3D effects. You will be able to view objects clearly depending upon its exact location. The app includes few sample images, and you view the effects by selecting one of the images. If you select an image, you will be prompted to view inside cardboard.
The Cardboard Camera app enables you to capture not only VR images but also sounds. It is possible to record and embed sound into photos you have captured. Be prepared to free up 100 MB of space before installation.
“With Cardboard Camera, anyone can create their own VR experience. So revisit the mountaintop that took hours to hike, or the zoo where you saw (and heard) the monkeys, or your birthday party with the cake out and candles still lit,” said Carlos Hernandez, Software Engineer, Cardboard Camera.
There are rumours circulating among geek circles that Microsoft is also working on a Google Cardboard rival called VR Kit.
According to a report on The Mirror Online, the cardboard camera app can be installed in KitKat. However, we are unable to install the app using our PhoneMax Glam KitKat phone.
Google Cardboard Camera is now available on Google Play in 17 different languages.