Supported Devices

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.

Zappar App

Hardware OS
iPhone (iOS) iOS 8.0 and later
iPad (iOS) iPadOS 8.0 and later
iPod touch (iOS) iOS 8.0 and later
Android 4.1 and later

Zapvision App

Hardware OS
iPhone (iOS) iOS 13 and later
Android Actively in development, available in 2023

Although the Zapvision App is available for devices running iOS 13 or later, we recommend using devices running iOS 15 and later for the best experience.

Zapvision SDK

The Zapvision SDK is designed for use in existing third-party applications and on the devices supported by those applications.

This means that the Zapvision SDK should run on devices supported by your existing app.

Please note that Zapvision reserves the right to add, remove, or modify any features or functionality in the Zapvision app and/or SDK at any time, in order to ensure a smooth and secure user experience.

If you have any questions regarding Zapvision, please reach out to


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.

WebAR Browsers

Browser Version OS Performance
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 *
Firefox (Mac/Windows) N/A *
Safari (Mac) 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.

WebAR Devices

Hardware OS
iPhone 6s and later (iOS) N/A
iPad Air 2 and later (iOS) N/A
Most Android devices from 2016 and later N/A

Zapworks Studio

Minimum System Specifications:

  • Win 7 or later
  • MacOS Yosemite or later.

Zapworks Designer

Zapworks Designer is a browser-based tool and will work well on most recent browsers. We recommend Chrome (63+), Safari (11.1+) or Firefox (67+).

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