THETA Plug-in Development - Getting Started


  1. Join the partner program (it’s free as of Oct 2018)
  2. Enable THETA developer mode - Use RICOH desktop application on Mac or Windows
  3. Download one of the many code examples from GitHub - My personal favorite starting place is THETA Sample Plug-in: CameraAPI Capture Plugin
  4. Open project in Android Studio
  5. Build apk and install into THETA V with a USB cable and adb
  6. Use Vysor to set application permissions
  7. Start plug-in using Vysor. Test it

Testing Plug-in Untethered

After you set the permissions with Vysor, you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Set the default plug-in to launch using the Ricoh mobile app or the Ricoh desktop app
  2. Put camera into plug-in mode by pressing the lower mode button for more than 2 seconds. The LED above the shutter button will turn white.