The latest in cool virtual reality gadgets is made by a group of friends from Spain, and their VR-meets-social project hit Kickstarter today. It's called Shot and it's a camera adapter and app that promises to make it easy for everyone with an iPhone to create VR content and share it with their friends.
The firm designed a camera adapter for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that lets the user capture 235-degree videos and 360-degree photos. This is accomplished by using two fisheye lenses in the adapter. The app takes one photo with each camera and stitches them together into a high resolution panorama.
iPhone camera adapters aren’t something new, but Shot puts emphasis on the social side. The mobile app lets users share their own photos and videos and browse through what other people are making. It's Instagram for VR. Another note is that whatever is made with Shot’s adapter will also be viewable on Google’s Cardboard headset.
The Kickstarter rewards include a lens kit (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus) and Cardboard starting at $55. Their goal is to raise $100,619 and at the time of writing this they’re at $5,403. If Shot meets its goal, the adapter and the app should be ready to go in April 2016.
In the meantime, watch the Kickstarter video to see how it all works, but don’t get your hopes up too high because there’s always a chance that the campaign won’t get funded or the project will be delayed. We'll just have to wait and see.