Make Your THETA

Plug-ins can be developed for RICOH THETA cameras running the Android™ based OS. By developing plug-ins, amazing new features can be added to the RICOH THETA.

Make your THETA by registering for the RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program

The RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program supports RICOH THETA plug-in development with an Android-based OS.

RICOH THETA cameras now have an open API / SDK that both individuals and corporations can access. Everyone with an Android-based RICOH THETA camera can install programs (plug-ins) into the RICOH THETA. You develop the plug-in using our API / SDK and Android Studio and are free to expand the functions of the RICOH THETA.

Plug-ins can only run on RICOH THETA V and later models. Plug-ins will not run on the original THETA, m15, SC, or S models.

In order to develop plug-ins, you need to register for our partner program.

Plug-ins you develop can be made available to the public at the RICOH THETA PLUG-IN STORE. This will allow developers to share your plug-in widely with many THETA users.

* The partner program is a service that supports the development of plug-ins that operate within the RICOH THETA itself. There is a separate SDK to develop RICOH THETA applications on smartphones. Information about the development of applications for smartphones is here.

Plug-in development examples

We provide plug-ins to enhance the following camera features: directional adjustment for shooting pictures, external device linkage and cloud transfer.

Remote Playback

Pre-installed in RICOH THETA V

USB Data Transfer

Pre-installed in RICOH THETA V

Automatic Face Blur BETA

Wireless Live Streaming

See here for all RICOH Plug-ins.


Freely available with no registration

Services for partner service registrants

- Switch to 'development mode' of RICOH THETA camera
- Online support
- Post your plug-in to RICOH THETA PLUG-IN STORE

How to join the partner program

1. Registration

First complete the application to the partner program. To register with the partner program, you need a photo of your RICOH THETA serial number. We will then review your application. Qualified applicants will be invited to join the partner program with more information on how to post to the RICOH THETA PLUG-IN STORE.

Please be aware that once you register a RICOH THETA camera as a development camera, it will be fall outside of normal Ricoh support.

2. Develop

After completing registration, you can develop plug-ins using Android Studio.

Please refere these resources:

For more information from developer community:

Plug-in Development Tips from the Community Plug-in Developer Community Forum Official Developer Community Blog (Japanese)

You can ask technical support from here after login.

3. Publish to store

Apply the plug-in that you developed from here to publish on the RICOH THETA PLUG-IN STORE.


Ask from here for general questions.

Let's start developing THETA plug-in.

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