November 6, 2019 update:
  • There's a new open source Cardboard SDK for iOS and Android NDK that offers a streamlined API, improved device compatibility, and built-in viewer profile QR code scanning. A corresponding Unity package (SDK) is planned for a future release. We recommend that all developers actively building for Google Cardboard migrate (iOS, Android NDK) to the new Cardboard SDK.
October 15, 2019 update:
  • The Daydream View VR headset is no longer available for purchase. However, you can continue to use the existing Google VR SDK to update and distribute your apps to the Google Play Store, and make them available to users in the Daydream app.

Google VR SDK for iOS

With the Google VR SDK for iOS, you can develop inexpensive virtual reality (VR) tools and let your users enjoy VR in a simple, fun, and natural way. Developers familiar with OpenGL can quickly start creating VR applications. The SDK simplifies many common VR development tasks, including:

  • Lens distortion correction.
  • Spatial audio.
  • Head tracking.
  • 3D calibration.
  • Side-by-side rendering.
  • Stereo geometry configuration.
  • User input event handling.

We're keeping the hardware and software open to encourage community participation and compatibility with VR content available elsewhere.

To learn more: