RICOH THETA Developers

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Why build with RICOH THETA?

RICOH THETA is the most developer-friendly camera on the planet

Camera Technology

World's most popular 360 camera with best-in-class consumer and prosumer technology.
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Development Platform

Access camera APIs from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB, or build on top of the internal Android OS.
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Join thousands of developers sharing solutions. Hundreds of code snippets and tutorials.
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It is fast and easy. Create your first THETA application with

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Use the same tools you already love to build your own RICOH THETA application.

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API Options

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Android and iOS SDKs
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  • REST-like simple HTTP
  • Open Spherical Camera (OSC) standard
  • Client and access point modes
  • Easy request and response model
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Raspberry PI, laptop
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  • PTP open standard
  • USB cable powers camera
  • Can be used indefinitely
  • Raspberry Pi port can power camera
  • Download images quickly
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