Which Tool Should I Use?

Managing Zapcodes

Which Tool Should I Use?

Mark explains it all

There are three different ways to create content using ZapWorks:

  1. ZapWorks Widgets
  2. ZapWorks Designer
  3. ZapWorks Studio

While you choose which tool to use when allocating a new zapcode you can always change it from the zapcode's overview page by clicking on the "Change Zapcode Type" button.

ZapWorks Widgets

Example of a Widgets experience

The Widgets tool is the simplest way to build a zap. It's super-easy - just drag and drop your content and the Widget tool will take control of laying it out in a clear yet attractive way.

  • Drag and drop your photos and videos
  • Create calendar events and address book entries
  • Link through to websites
  • The Widget tool will arrange your content around your zapcode when scanned

For more information check out the ZapWorks Widgets documentation.

ZapWorks Designer

Example of a Designer experience

With the Designer you can take control over the appearance of your content when scanned in the Zappar app, and have your content "tracked" from an image of your choice.

  • Easy to use, feels a bit like Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Arrange you content and choose transitions and animations
  • Drag and drop your photos and videos
  • Link to websites, create calendar and address book entries
  • Build simple multi-screen experiences

For more information check out the ZapWorks Designer documentation.

ZapWorks Studio

Example of a ZapWorks Studio experience

ZapWorks Studio is our fully-fledged toolkit for building immersive experiences. It's considerably more involved than both the Widget and Designer tools but capable of constructing more sophisticated experiences. Here are some of the features:

  • Fully scriptable using our comprehensive JavaScript-based scripting functionality
  • Supports 3D models, including rigged animation
  • Build gyroscope-oriented environments and 360-degree panoramas
  • Harness Zappar's best-in-class image tracking algorithms for full augmented reality experiences

For more information check out the ZapWorks Studio documentation.

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