Launched today on crowd funding site Kickstarter, is a project that aims to help iPhone users create immersive virtual reality (VR) content. Called SHOT, the project consists of a lens attachment and an app that will enable 360 degree photos and 235 degree video to be made.
Shot is a lens attachment composed of two lenses that increase the field of view (FoV) of an iPhone’s camera, and an application that allows users to then easily record and share the immersive content. The apps interface is similar to other apps like Instagram, and can be used with head-mounted displays (HMDs) like Google Cardboard. A Google Cardboard is included in 4 out of the 5 backer reward tiers.
The lens attachment is designed for the latest iPhone models, with fitments compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6 S and iPhone 6 S Plus.
The Kickstarter campaign is looking to raise €89,890 EUR to bring the project to life. A the time of writing the project has had 71 backers pledge €3,761 EUR with 29 days left to go.
SHOT is the brainchild of William Viana and Jorge Lería, who have worked together as software engineers for several years for a well known social network startup in Spain. If the campaign is successful the team plan on shipping to backers in April 2016, and are already planning to bring the app and lens attachment to Android.
VRFocus will continue to follow the progress of SHOT and will report on any further announcements made.