We answer typical questions regarding the RICOH TEHTA x IoT Developers Contest and use of the contest entry website.
There were 72 submissions to the contest held in 2015.
There is no method for RICOH THETA to output video using USB and getting output as HDMI resolution. Therefore, video communication cannot output image in HDMI resolution.
It is possible by implementing on web application the functions that will be used on smartphone.
It is possible without using RICOH's signalling server.
UVCBlender only handles USB output, and cannot handle HDMI. RICOH does not offer a tool to convert HDMI output into EquiRectangular format.
1024 octets. The used character set is UTF-8.
Photo and media storage API is offered as independent service from the theta360.com. Therefore, the data on theta360.com cannot be used by photo & media storage API.
Not absolutely necessary. A contestant can enter a gadget that works with the enclosure of RICOH THETA as contest submission: a gadget can be designed by using the 3D model data of RICOH THETA enclosure.
No. If it operates as either Web application, Android application, iPhone application, or Windows store application, then it is acceptable.
You don’t have to support all the OS versions. You need to support only a subset of the versions.
In the case of iOS App submission, we will use the date of uploading of App to Apple as the date of contest entry.
We disqualify a submission as "published" if it had been published/released as a work or announced on the network before the contest began.
There are two upload destinations when you upload a RICOH THETA photo: theta360.com and photo and media storage API.
theta360.com limits file size: each file must no larger than 5MB. There is no limit on the number of uploaded files.
Photo and media storage service limits the file size to be no larger than 30MB. There is no limit on the number of uploaded files.
It starts after the deadline of the submission deadline. Information submitted about the entry can be modified before the deadline. We expect many rushed entries near the deadline, and so please register your entry and submit your work at the earliest opportunities.
The URL you need to enter for youtube vide is the URL described as URL for embedding. Please see this article here.
We allow the substitution of the manual URL with the help information display inside your application if you don’t have a URL for the manual. In this case, please explain how to obtain the operation instruction such as
"See entry XYZ in the menu for operation instruction”,
etc. in your description of your work.