Cardboard puts virtual reality on your iPhone. The Google Cardboard app helps you set up a Cardboard viewer and includes a few experiences to get you started:
Explorer: Explore exciting environments.
Exhibit: View 3D objects from a museum collection.
Urban Hike: Take a walk through iconic cities around the world.
Kaleidoscope: Enjoy a fun stereoscopic take on the old classic.
Arctic Journey: Fly beside Arctic terns, create your own flower garden, relax under the northern lights and more.
To fully enjoy this app, you'll need a Cardboard viewer. Learn more and get your own Cardboard viewer at http://g.co/cardboard.
Supported devices: iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c.
Do not use this app while driving, walking or in any way that distracts you from real-world situations and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety regulations.
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
Get a taste of what's possible in VR with the brand new "Arctic Journey" demo: fly beside Arctic terns, plant a field of flowers, relax under a sky full of stars and more.
Ratings and Reviews
Need to have phone in viewer the correct way round to navigate properly and the app doesn’t make it clear which way that is. Three locations were missing from the urban hike (London, New York and Great Barrier Reef) but the locations there were just like google street view. I need spectacles for reading but the images weren’t very clear with or without them so it would be useful to adjust settings for users vision. The Arctic journey is too blocky for my liking; I prefer a realistic/photographic image but the concept is brilliant for the apps showcased. The best use of VR would be for exploring tourist attractions, beauty spots and museums. Historical sites could be overlaid with AR to show how the place was used in its prime. I have a meditation app with photo-real images and no issues with clarity for me so it is possible to achieve; so I won’t be installing any of the apps shown here. Fantastic concept though for certain applications.
This is a brilliant app and helps to set your imagination run wild. On the hike bit, there are some places missing but I don’t mind too much. There is one thing that could be improved with this wonderful app: MORE!!!!
Well, it’s all very well playing around with virtual reality (VR), but there needs to be more stuff to play around with as it is incredible. I especially like the fly part on the artic adventure.
I’ve got a new ginger cat called Amber btw but that’s not to be talking about.
Adding to this report:
It’s February 2021 and Google Cardboard doesn’t work at all for me. It won’t let me navigate the screen and it just freezes ALL the time.
Sorry to have a moan.
Also, I have also had another 2 kittens called Alex and Olly. THEY ARE SO CUUUUUUUTE!!!!! But that is not the point. This app really does need work.
Good start but needs work
The tutorial demo is really the only thing that seems to work yet. Out of that my iPhone 6S fades out to black and becomes inactive in the main menu. The attached apps like vrse are pretty blurry. A few more options could be included other than just the tutorial (which is really good) but disappointing that nothing much else seems to work yet.
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- 128.9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.