Google said November 6 that it will open-source the software for Cardboard, the company’s low-cost phone-based VR experience. The move comes less than a month after Google said it would discontinue its Daydream VR program. The move will let developers continue to build virtual reality experiences and add Cardboard support for iOS and Android apps. The project’s tools provide APIs for head tracking, lens distortion rendering, and input handling, as well as an Android QR code library so developers aren’t dependent on the Cardboard app for viewer pairing.
CNET, Nov. 6