Matterport for Android: create immersive 3D digital twin of any physical space

Matterport for Mobile is an interesting 3D camera app that lets you capture and create an immersive 3D digital twin of any physical space. The digital twin can be shared with others. To complement its Matterport for iPhone app, Matterport has announced the availability of Matterport for Android. The app is available for free from the Google Play store. Matterport says that the app runs in a Google-certified device running Android 9 or higher, with 3GB of RAM or more.

Reality capture is becoming the future of AEC. (Source: Matterport)

Android is the leading mobile operating system worldwide. It has approx. 73% of the global mobile OS market share. Matterport for Android app may help the company in expanding internationally across the regions where the Android market is very concentrated.

Matterport claims to give users the power to create, edit, and share immersive digital twins of any space with just a smartphone in their pocket. This is enabled by Matterport’s AI engine Cortex, which is a deep learning neural network. It can predict 3D building geometry with the help of the camera in the smartphone.

Currently Matterport for Android is in beta testing. Refer to the Android Beta page for known issues and the latest updates. For a step-by-step tutorial to set up your first scan, click here.

The company press release is as follows:

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

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.

Learn more about Matterport for Mobile here.