In addition to shooting all directions at once, the RICOH THETA V and Z1 utilize an Android™-based operating system, so in addition to the basic 360° camera functionality, installing plug-ins which stands for Android™ application allows for even greater flexibility in controlling the camera.

By using various technical components shown in a balloon, you can develop a THETA plug-in like those shown in the figure.


This document contains the information necessary for developers to develop plug-ins.

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