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Google brings Cardboard Camera to iOS

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Google is on a roll with its photos-centric apps on iOS. Just a few days ago, the company updated Google Photos on all Apple devices bringing in new Live Photos features. Taking up things from there, the company has announced today that it is bringing its Cardboard Camera 3D panorama-making app on iOS.

The Cardboard Camera was previously available only on Android. But starting today, the app will be going live on the Apple App Store. This means that iOS users will now not only be able to process and enhance their 3D images using Google Photos, they can also capture new images and play with them all they like.

If you’ve not used Cardboard before, let us summarise it for you. The app basically allows you to take three-dimensional panoramas that will transport you to the exact moment you took the image. While that sounds amazing, wait till you hear this next bit. Cardboard Camera also allows you to hear sound recorded while you took the photo to hear the moment exactly as it happened. Intriguing much?

And it’s very simple to use, too. All you have to do is open the app, lift up your phone and tap record. After that, you just have to spin around in a circle, as if taking a normal panorama.

That’s not all folks! You can now even share these 3D-panoramas with your friends and family on both Android and iOS. Just select the pictures you want to share to create an album, tap the share icon, and Cardboard Camera will generate a link. This link can be shared with anyone via email, social media etc.

Concluding the announcement, Carlos Hernandez, Software Engineer, Cardboard Camera writes that the Cardboard Camera app has become extremely popular now. So far, the app has been used to capture more than 5 million moments, which is surely an amazing milestone. And that’s just from Android. It will be interesting to see how the app does on iOS.

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