Ricoh THETA V Plugin Application Development - Community Guide

By Craig Oda and Jesse Casman of Oppkey

This is a compilation of community experiences and tests from members of, an independent developer community for RICOH THETA cameras. The community-created document you are reading may contain factual errors. Please help the community to update this document using pull requests on GitHub.

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THETA V Plugin Application Development Overview

The THETA V uses Android as the operating system. Because of this, the THETA V application development process is the same as the development process for an Android phone. Connect the THETA V to a development workstation, either Mac, Windows, or Linux with a micro USB cable and connect to the camera with adb. You will need a THETA V that is in developer mode. To put your THETA V into developer mode during the closed-beta period, please contact He will need to get physical access to your camera. More information on a process to put the THETA V into developer mode remotely should be available when the THETA V partner program is launched in 2018 (specific date of launch has not been announced).

This document covers the following development process and tips: