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Ricoh releases API and SDK for RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program

April 19, 2018

TOKYO, April 19, 2018 - In advance of unveiling its overall RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program, Ricoh has released core assets that will enable Android™ developers to begin creating plug-ins immediately for the RICOH THETA V camera. These consist of an application program interface (API) and software development kit (SDK)—including a sample plug-in project—allowing third parties to develop plug-ins that add new features and functionality to the RICOH THETA V, Ricoh's top-of-the-line camera capable of capturing fully-spherical, 360-degree photos and 4K video.

The API and SDK may be downloaded from the Ricoh site.

Based on the Android operating system, the RICOH THETA V provides a user-friendly way for third-parties to not only create apps and software that extend and enhance the capabilities of 360-degree imaging but also new features and functionality for the camera itself. It is expected that developers will create a wide variety of plug-ins, which will allow consumers and businesses to customize their RICOH THETA V cameras to meet their needs for special applications and vertical markets.

Android is registered trademark of Google Inc.

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