So you’re all hip and caught up with virtual reality (VR) tech. That’s cool, but anyone who has ever had fun taking a 360-degree video with Google’s Cardboard Camera knows that the fun ends when you want to share the resulting image – because how? And where? Google is able to answer those questions now with the new VR View for Android, iOS, and web.


Pretty soon, VR View will let you share 360-degree photos within an app or embed these images in a website. Google has put out an update to the Google Cardboard SDK and also an open-source JavaScript solution for embedding these images to web content. That means more use for your Google Cardboard VR viewer soon.

VR view will transform you 360 VR images or videos into interactive experiences that users will be able to view on their phones (with a Cardboard viewer, of course) or even on websites straight from their browsers.

Out of the box, VR View will support images coming from a Cardboard Camera or a Ricoh Theta camera. We will have to wait for other camera manufacturers and developers to adjust their hardware and apps to accommodate this new feature. On the web side, the JavaScript embed option is open source, so developers can adopt this software easily.

SOURCE: Google