Introducing Optonaut — A VR Camera for iOS
After the release of the amazing Google Cardboard Camera yesterday, we felt it is a good time to tell you a bit more about the iOS beta of Optonaut. Our vision is to make it easy for everybody to capture and share experiences in virtual reality just using your smartphone.
Cardboard Camera is evangelising VR content creation
We’re really impressed by the recording quality of the Cardboard Camera. They are doing a great job at preserving the parallax effect while still reducing stitching errors. This is a hard problem we’ve been working on for the past year as well.
Like the Google Cardboard app itself, the Google Cardboard Camera is an important step to make virtual reality more accessible. It shows how easy it is to record VR content yourself by using a recording process similar to ours.
Sharing is important
With Optonaut we’re building the next social medium of virtual reality. A good way to share content will be the key for this new type of media. That’s why we’re working on a web-based sharing feature which allows you to share and view VR scenes just inside your browser. This will work for both mobile and desktop.