Which Tool Should I Use?

ZapWorks provides a choice of tools with which you can create your augmented reality content: Studio, Universal AR, Designer, and Widgets. The features of each of these tools are outlined below. ​

Regardless of the tool, most experiences can be viewed within the Zappar app, or Zappar’s WebAR platform. ​

ZapWorks Studio

​ With support for 3D models, custom animations, and a variety of tracking types, ZapWorks Studio is our most powerful tool for building immersive AR experiences. ​


​ For more information check out the ZapWorks Studio documentation. ​

Universal AR

Universal AR is Zappar’s best-in-class computer vision libraries including image, face and instant world tracking available as SDKs for a wide variety of platforms and languages.

  • Use a range of familiar languages to build your experience, such as Unity, Three.js, and A-Frame.
  • Support for a large number of features, showcased in our example project library.
  • Target experiences for the web by deploying with WebAR.
  • Support for face, image, and instant world tracking types.
  • Self-host your project as part of our enterprise plans.


ZapWorks Designer

​ Designer is our browser-based offering and allows you to easily create image-tracked experiences by dragging and dropping multimedia content onto a canvas. ​

  • Easy to use drag-and-drop functionality.
  • Support for popular media types including images, videos, and audio.
  • Animate content with a number of built-in transitions.
  • Set up user-interaction to link through to a website, save a contact, etc. with just a few clicks.
  • Build multi-layered experiences with scenes functionality.

For more information check out the ZapWorks Designer documentation. ​

ZapWorks Widgets

​ The Widgets tool makes it extremely simple to create AR experiences by providing a templated layout that tracks your content to your project’s trigger. Simply upload your content and we’ll take care of the rest. ​

  • Support for popular media types including images, videos, and audio.
  • Link through to an external website, create calendar events, etc. with button templates.
  • Preset content animations - no manual setup required. ​

For more information check out the ZapWorks Widgets documentation.

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