The ZapWorks suite of AR development tools has a number of different platforms and devices, most of which are supported without any compatability and/or performance issues. You'll find below, a list of the different applications, platforms, and version types we know work across the board.
|Android||4.1 and later|
|iPhone (iOS)||iOS 8.0 and later|
|iPad (iOS)||iPadOS 8.0 and later|
|iPod touch (iOS)||iOS 8.0 and later|
AR projects built using the ZapWorks suite of tools can be run directly in the default mobile browser, this is known as WebAR. While the Zappar platform and Universal AR SDKs work well on the browsers that enjoy the vast majority of mobile market-share, there are a number of web browsers available across the mobile and desktop device landscape which may have some caveats.
Slow performance or crashes when using WebAR either means the experience requires optimisation or that other apps and tabs are open on the device, using up valuable memory.
|Safari (iOS)||version 11.3 and later||Best|
|Google Chrome (Android)||versions from at least the last year||Best|
|Most Webkit/Blink-based web browsers, including Brave (Android)||N/A||Good|
|Most third-party web browsers (iOS)||iOS 14.3 and later||Good|
|In-app web views implemented with SFSafariViewController (iOS)||iOS 14.3 and later||Good|
|In-app web views implemented with WKWebView (iOS)||iOS 14.3 and later||Good|
|Firefox (Android)||n/a||Good, performance may be lower than other browsers|
|Google Chrome (Mac/Windows)||N/A||*|
|In-app web views implemented with WKWebView prior (iOS)||Prior to iOS 14.3||Bad|
|In-app web views implemented with the deprecated UIWebView component (iOS)||N/A||Bad|
|Non-Safari web browsers on iOS, including Chrome, Firefox and Brave (iOS)||Prior to iOS 14.3||Bad|
* Browsers without motion sensor access (for example desktop browsers) don't support instant world tracking or attitude-based camera poses.
|Most Android devices from 2016 and later||N/A|
|iPhone 6s and later (iOS)||N/A|
|iPad Air 2 and later (iOS)||N/A|
Mininum System Specifications:
- Win 7 or later
- MacOS Yosemite or later.
ZapWorks Designer is our browser based tool and will work well on most browsers, with the only known exception being Internet Explorer (IE).