SAN FRANCISCO and LILLE, France, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — GIROPTIC, leading experts in 360° imaging technology, announced today that all attendees of F8 will receive the GIROPTIC iO – including the first available iO cameras for Android devices. The product is a compact, portable 360° camera attachment for iPhone, iPad and now Android devices that allows people to capture, share and live stream experiences in fully immersive 360°, seamlessly.

Integrated with Facebook Live, the GIROPTIC iO makes it seamless to go live in 360° on Facebook. Leveraging the GIROPTIC’s patented real-time stitching technology and reliability of the direct smartphone connectivity it provides an unrivaled capture-to-playback experience with minimal latency. When connected to a smartphone, the GIROPTIC iO companion app allows users to easily live stream in 360°. Users can also capture 360° photos and videos and share them on Facebook and other selected social media platforms.

«We worked closely with Facebook to ensure that the GIROPTIC iO would deliver a smooth 360° live streaming experience,» said Richard Ollier, co-founder and CEO of GIROPTIC.

By combining sleek, compact product design, advanced 360° imaging technology and a seamless software interface, the GIROPTIC iO provides an affordable, consumer-friendly user experience for capturing, sharing and live streaming what’s happening all around them in full 360 degrees.

«We believe putting the GIROPTIC iO in the hands of F8 attendees and the developer community will unlock even more exciting uses for 360,» said Pascal Brochier, president and COO of GIROPTIC. «The freedom of field of view offered by 360 coupled with live streaming technology enables people to experience moments in an unprecedented way. We are grateful for our partnership with Facebook and excited to see the new ways people will capture and share key moments of their lives in 360.»

The GIROPTIC iO is now available for iOS and for Android in versions compatible with either micro USB or type C connectors via the GIROPTIC website at and selected retailers for $249.00.

Based in San Francisco, CA and Lille, France, GIROPTIC is a leading expert in 360° imaging. Its mission is to enable people to communicate, capture and share their experiences in the most immersive way, through innovative devices and services. Founded in 2008, it has pioneered breakthroughs such as its patented real time stitching technology.


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