Spatial View Inc., a company known for developing both hardware and software-based 3D display technologies, recently released a 3D software development kit for the iPhone. Applications developed using this kit are 3D-enabled - with no special glasses required! In order to see the 3D content, however, you will need to purchase a special protective case called the Wazabee 3DeeShell ($49.99) that contains a lens that can be slid in and out as needed. To demonstrate the capabilities of this technology, the company also released a handful of 3D applications including everything from photo viewers to 3D games.
The 3DeeFriends app lets you view your Facebook photo albums and those belonging to your Facebook friends in 3D. Photos can be viewed either as an anaglyph, interlaced, side by side, or as a cross over 3D image.
3DVUsion is an application that lets you turn your own photos saved in the iPhone's photo library into 3D images. With the app, you can select a pair of images from the library for viewing.
With 3Dee!oader, you can both manage your Flickr photos and view them in 3D. You can load images side-by-side and convert them on-the-fly to anaglyphs. You're also able to search, view, and manage your Flickr account from your iPhone and save Flickr photos for later viewing.
The 3DeeCamera application lets you create 3D images using your built-in iPhone camera. You can take two side-by-side photos or choose two stereo-pairs from storage to create the 3D images by shifting, rotating, and scaling the image pairs.
5. Hunter 3Dee
Hunter 3Dee is a top-down space shooter iPhone game. It offers two zones and six levels of play, all of which are in 3D.
Bonus: Coming Soon - Carnival Craze
Canadian kids' broadcaster Family Channel, the Sheridan Visualization Design Institute, and Spatial View Inc. collaborated, through an Ontario Centres of Excellence OCE project, to create a glasses-free 3D mini game called Carnival Craze. The game is aimed at kids ages eight through fourteen. The application is currently undergoing the iTunes App Store approval process.