This Zappar platform and Universal AR SDKs work well on the browsers that enjoy the vast majority of mobile market-share. That said, there are a number of web browsers available across the mobile and desktop device landscape.
- Safari for iOS (version 11.3 and later)
- Chrome for Android (versions from at least the last year)
- Most Webkit/Blink-based web browsers for Android, including Brave (good)
- Most third-party web browsers for iOS from iOS 14.3 and later (good)
- iOS in-app web views implemented with SFSafariViewController (good)
- iOS in-app web views implemented with WKWebView from iOS 14.3 (good)
- Firefox for Android (good, however performance may be lower than other browsers)
- Chrome for Mac/Windows (*)
- Firefox for Mac/Windows (*)
- Safari for Mac (*)
Known to Not Work
- iOS in-app web views implemented with WKWebView prior to iOS 14.3 - this iOS technology do not support camera access at all and thus we’re unable to support it. Apple has rectified this issue in iOS 14.3.
- iOS in-app web views implemented with the deprecated UIWebView component - this iOS technology do not support camera access at all and thus we’re unable to support it.
- Non-Safari web browsers on iOS, including Chrome, Firefox and Brave, before iOS 14.3 - these browsers use WKWebView due to App Store restrictions and thus do not support camera access.
- Browsers without motion sensor access (e.g desktop browsers) don't support instant world tracking or attitude-based camera poses.
Detecting Browser Compatibility
To make it easy to detect if your page is running in a browser that's not supported, we've provided the
<!-- Browser Compatibility --> <a-entity zappar-compatibility-ui id="compatibility"> <!-- Remove the text entity to use Zappar's default compatibility UI --> <a-entity text="value: Browser incompatible!" position="0 0 -2"></a-entity> </a-entity>
The default compatibility UI shows a full-page dialog that informs the user they're using an unsupported browser, and provides a button to 'copy' the current page URL so they can 'paste' it into the address bar of a compatible alternative.