Matterport comes now to Android

There's a lot of things we can do with our phones.  One thing that was super cool was to start doing the 360 photo spheres.

Well, that's just been jumped up a level now with the software company Matterport with the launch of an Android app to help use your phone's camera to make their 3D spatial models.

I used to have fun doing 3D scans with the Sony devices, so this is just that next level to map out say my office or living room so maybe we could try to work out what a new couch would look like.

Here's their press release:

Matterport 3D Capture Now Freely Available for More Than a Billion Android Mobile Devices 

Now everyone can create a three-dimensional digital twin of their home, office, hotel, or any physical space using just the smartphone in their pocket

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — October 28, 2021— Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that Matterport for Mobile now gives Android users worldwide the power to instantly create a dimensionally accurate digital twin of buildings and spaces with just the smartphone in their pocket. 

Now available in 175 countries in the Google Play app store, the company’s breakthrough 3D capture app for Android taps into the platform‘s leading market share of the global mobile device market. With more than 6 billion active smartphones in the world today, Matterport aims to sharply accelerate its progress toward digitizing the built world. 

“The future of the built world is in the palm of our hands. Matterport for Mobile delivers big value in a small package, increasing productivity with every space we digitize,” said RJ Pittman, Chairman and CEO of Matterport. “Just download and go. Our free subscription lets everyone digitize one home, office, or hotel with any compatible Android or iOS device and get 100% Matterport, 100% free. Getting started with Matterport doesn't get any better than this.” 

3D Capture for All

Customers across a variety of industries use Matterport to measure, document, manage, and promote their properties online. Here are just a few examples:

Homeowners can create a precise and comprehensive digital appraisal of their property and everything in it for insurance, space planning, or just peace of mind. 

Builders can plan and manage a construction project online and collaborate inside the digital twin with designers, contractors, and clientele. 

Real estate agents and rental property managers can quickly capture and publish a stunning 3D virtual experience online and share it across websites and professional and social networks.

Instant Gratification

With the app installed, a digital twin can be created in just minutes. Setup is quick with helpful tutorials available every step of the way. Matterport’s precision AI-powered capture software is designed to make 3D capture fast, easy, and reliable for everyone.  

Mobilize the Team

Small businesses and enterprises everywhere can instantly experience the power of Matterport with the best full-featured free offering in the industry. Teams can create a set of digital twins for multiple properties, just by downloading the app to each team member’s device. It’s never been easier and more cost effective to capture multiple spaces with the convenience of Matterport for Mobile.  

“We’re excited to introduce the power of Matterport to Android users across the world, and provide our customers with another option to help them bring their properties online with the devices they already own,” said Japjit Tusli, CTO of Matterport. “Starting today, they can try it out with their teams for free and instantly increase their 3D scanning capacity.” 

Matterport for Mobile is accelerating the company’s international expansion across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa where Android market share is especially concentrated. Like the iOS version, the company's new Android app supports 3D capture using all other compatible camera options including the powerful Matterport Pro2 3D camera, the Leica BLK360 lidar camera, and six different 360 cameras from Insta360 and Ricoh.