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Winners of THETA Dream and Build Developers Contest Announced

12 winners in 4 categories show off new, powerful, plug-ins that radically customize the camera

A truly worldwide contest, companies and individual developers from countries like Thailand, Malaysia, France, US, Mexico, Romania, and Spain participated. They implemented powerful computer vision technologies like OpenCV and FastCV, artificial intelligence code like Tensorflow, neural networks… and a lot more. They customized THETA to be able to, for example, build an HDR file from multiple exposures (for visual special effects professionals) or take short-term time-lapse videos for construction sites (adding extra hardware for temperature, humidity, dew point) or take in sound commands to control a robot’s movement… and tons more.

Official contest announcement is available on theta360.com and Hackster

For information on all the winners, see https://dream.theta360.guide/


The “Dream and Build” Plug-in Developer Contest was held Spring 2019 with the goal of taking a RICOH THETA Z1 / THETA V 360 degree camera and customizing it.

The RICOH THETA V is an Android-based camera with an open architecture that allows building your own programs and installing them in the camera to completely customize functionality. Companies in a wide range of industries like Construction, Real Estate, Used Car Sales, Virtual Tours/Tourism and many more have based their products and services on customized THETAs.


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Winner Announcement for RICOH THETA Dream and Built Contest

TOKYO, August 9, 2019 – RICOH COMPANY LTD is pleased to announce the winner of an open application competition RICOH THETA Dream and Built contest.

The contest required developers to build applications that run inside the RICOH THETA V or RICOH THETA Z1 cameras. The Entries were judged in four categories: Most Innovative, to evaluate innovation value; Most Practical, to evaluate practicality; Most Inspiring, to evaluate originality; and Judge’s Freestyle Favorite, in which each judge can express their own preference.

The winners are:

Most Innovative

1st place: Kasper Oerlemans “Authydra”

2nd place: Ed Oliver “THETA Magic Filter”

3rd place: Attila Tőkés “AI Assisted 360 Live View”

Most Practical

1st place: EarthCam Inc Developer “VR Site Tour Timelapse”

2nd place: jimmieD “Shutter Volume Control”

3rd place: Marco Herbst “Evercam Open Source Timelapse”

Most Inspiring

1st place: Cheese K “Make Smile Shutter”

2nd place: Vincent Wong “Fast CV Painting”

3rd place: Amine Amri “Voice Activated Trigger”

Judge’s Freestyle

1st place: Imeve “Avatour”

2nd place: Prof. Jaime Andrés Rincón Arango “THETA Robot”

3rd place: Jorge André Hernández González Rubio “Magic Sound BOX”


Contest information and details can be found below:

Plug-in which was submitted to RICOH THETA Dream and Built Contest will be in the RICOH THETA Plug-in Store (https://pluginstore.theta360.com/)

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