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About this project

Un-leash Your Smartphone Virtual Reality Capabilities!

Vyu360™ is creating a revolutionary mobile accessory and a companion app that enables your smartphone to easily capture and share 360°media.

Vyu360™ upgrade accessory allows you to capture 360° video and pictures by using your smartphone original front and rear cameras. 

The accessory is made of an elastic TPU plastic housing, with rigid rear and front lenses mount. A lens adjustment mechanism allows lenses to be aligned into position and work with different configurations. 

The housing can stretch and fit most smartphone, even if enclosed inside a protective case. The innovative patent pending system allows for the camera upgrade to be aligned, fitted and tuned to work with most smartphone existing cameras combination.

Vyu360™ is more than a social media platform or camera app. It is a whole new way to share your experiences. It is a tool that allows you to capture virtual reality glimps of your life and share them with your family and friends to fully immerse themselves as if they were there with you.

Screenshots / OS Home Screen
Screenshots / OS Home Screen

Scroll through Vyu360™ VR time-laps, a feed of experiences your friends are sharing. You can pan and tilt 360° imaging by dragging your finger on screen or you can playback your experiences with a virtual reality viewer. With VR Playback, your shared moments truly become re-livable.

 Let your friends fully immerse themselves in your VR timelaps. Share 360° experiences with your network. Showcase your favorite places and "teleport" your friends to a world of wonder. Geotag your location so that your 360° pictures and videos can appear on the map.

App Screenshots / Capture & Share
App Screenshots / Capture & Share

How it Works

Vyu360™ camera upgrade uses specially engineered panoramic lenses to widen the field of view of your smartphone rear and front cameras. 

Optics are far more advanced than traditional wide angle and fisheye lenses. Vyu360™ patent pending system helps prevent glares and unwanted distortion to capture better quality 360°imaging directly with your smartphone.

 Imaging from front and rear cameras are de-warped and merged into 360°media.

 Synthesized media is compiled to be play back and shared on the Vyu360™ App and selected social media platforms.

The Vyu360™ Experience 

You download the app and install it into your Android or iPhone. After the installation process is completed you can register a new account or enter your log in credentials.

Log-in or register to your Vyu360 account.
Log-in or register to your Vyu360 account.

The APP will prompt you instructions on how to set up. You will  place the accessory to fit onto your phone and adjust lenses alignment. After you are set with adjustments you can lock position of the accessory and move onto the next steps.

Place the camera upgrade on your phone.
Place the camera upgrade on your phone.

 You place the camera upgrade on your phone and follow the one time, 3 easy step calibration process. 

Follow the one time, 3 easy step calibration process.
Follow the one time, 3 easy step calibration process.

 After that, you’re all set. Just capture and share at the touch of a button.

Just capture and share at the touch of a button.
Just capture and share at the touch of a button.
App Screenshots / Upgrade Tuning
App Screenshots / Upgrade Tuning
App Screenshots / WiFi Cam and VR
App Screenshots / WiFi Cam and VR

Rewards

It doesn’t matter if you are a 360° fanatic or just curious about virtual reality. Vyu360™ is your opportunity to gain access to this ground braking innovation. We hope you join us and contribute to propel this remarkable technology forward.

Smartphone Cameras Upgrades Compatibility

Camera upgrades functionality varies across phone models. Upgrades enables all compatible smartphones to capture 360° pictures. To capture 360° videos with by upgrade, smartphones must be equipped with dual ISP, dual shoot capabilities.

Also, the app will allow connectivity with external 360° Wi-Fi cameras. This is a useful feature for older phone with hardware limitation, that do not allow for upgrades to enable 360 video recording.

Models Compatibility:

If you would like to suggest a model that is not currently listed and you think our team should prioritize please write us a line in the comment section.

Tech Specs

Output specs for 360 videos are 15fps with 1080p HD resolution, (some older models are limited to 720p HD resolution). Still Images are outputted 360 spherical media with resolution 2048X1024

Where we're at 

Product Design Team
Product Design Team
 

We have designed and 3D printed all camera upgrades designs. We have finalized prototyping phase and begin to work on tooling. We have complete the main software framework and now we are preparing for publishing and scaling.  While we're close to entering production, your contribution is essential for us to fund: 

- Production tooling 

- Large component ordering

- App Scaling 

Special Panoramic Optics
Special Panoramic Optics
3D Printed Prototypes
3D Printed Prototypes

Timeline

Risks and challenges

We are scheduled to deliver the App and the Mobile Accessory by the 4th quarter of 2016. Depending on possible high demand volumes we consider challenging keep up with production schedule.

With a highly qualified diverse team with over 20 Years of experience we believe we can handle this difficulties.

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