About ZapWorks

ZapWorks is a cloud-based solution that provides businesses with tools to build and publish augmented reality (AR) experiences on a centralized platform. With ZapWorks Studio, creative professionals can trigger animations based on facial movements, upload 360-degree images or videos and add dynamic lighting in 3D models.

ZapWorks allows organizations to add custom UI elements in AR experiences and capture photos with 2D or 3D elements. Managers can use ZapWorks Designer to build multi-scene AR experiences and add videos/images, audio clips, buttons or links with a drag-and-drop interface.


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8 Reviews of ZapWorks

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Overall

4.38 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

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May 2018

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Milenne from Digital Pop-Ups Augmented Reality Experiences

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Industry: Design

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2018

Zapworks is a really friendly AR tool, easy to use whatever skills and experience with AR.

Pros

The fact that is user friendly. The interface is straight forward and you can build all the funcionality even if you don't know how to code. And of course, if you do then even better. What is really important is the support. 10 out of 10 when you have a question, the support team is brilliant and you always get the help you need.

Cons

I cannot think of a negative. I think the documentation can be improved with more practical tutorials. I have learned most of it from the tutorials so the more the better. Having said that the tutorials are really good, well explained and step by step making it very easy for anyone to follow.

October 2018

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Destery from Rockwell Collins

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Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Aviation & Aerospace

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2018

Zapworks Studio is the Augmented Reality Rapid Prototyping tools you need

So far as an organization and contractor in the learning and development space Zapworks Studio has been a key addition to our development toolbox. We have started developing interactive experiences and more immersive training options for the learners and Zapworks has allowed us to enhance and expand on that. The ease of use to get started creating and the possibility of more advanced development through scripting makes this a valuable fit to our team. We have a wide range of coding experience between the group of developers and Zapworks studio allows for all of us to get involved at some level in the creation of training. If your looking to get started developing for AR Zapworks Studio is a great tool to use.

Pros

The existing resources and tutorials available by the Zapworks team and the forum of users willing to help get you up to speed. The Zapworks Studio tool is a great way to get into developing for Augmented Reality(AR) experiences through it's easy to use GUI and timeline features. This ease of use is highlighted in the fact that to start creating interactive AR experiences you don't even have to know any code.

Cons

When it's time to start doing extra things above and beyond the basics that involve scripting Zapworks Studio can be tricky. It's not for the faint of heart or beginning coder. If you have soem C# or Javascript background it will serve you well however the Zapworks hybrid script can still be challenging to get started with even with that background. From an experience point of view the more you come in with the easier a transition it is.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Functionality

1.0

October 2018

Doesn't play nice in the sandbox

Pros

The tool is very simple to use and most users, even non creative ones, can create an experience quickly.

Cons

Zappar's proprietary tools restrict the user from using industry standard formats. Zapworks allows users to create experiences easily but with extremely limited creative freedom. The end result is "AR Lite".

November 2017

Frans from flyAR Augmented Reality Studio Oy

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2017

Good and versatile AR production software

We offer custom augmented reality solutions to companies and cities and use ZapWorks as our publishing tool for AR.

Pros

ZapWorks is a very versatile and can be used for simple video-based augmentations as well as very complex and interactive 3D works. With Zappar, almost anything can be achieved one way or another and it is always great to see the wow-effect of augmented reality. ZapBox, a recent addition to the ZapWorks family increases this wow-effect even more. ZapWorks handles the software/infrastructure/cloud side of things very well and allows us designers to concentrate on only the fun part (=design & implementation!). ZapWorks is also reasonably priced and delivers serious bang for buck.

Cons

Some restrictions like flat target images (not round surface or 3d tracking) and the must to include the zapcode limit some possible use scenarios. Also the lack of dynamic lights in 3D is slightly challenging, but luckily textures can be baked to 3D-assets nicely.

November 2017

Len from The Burping Turtle - Graphic Design Solutions

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2017

Fantastic, I'm loving it!

I come from a traditional Graphic Design for print background, incorporating a good amount of 3d Concept Visualization work for Point Of Purchase, Product and Visual Merchandising. Augmented Reality breathes new life into this field, and ZapWorks is helping me do just that.

Pros

I have to completely agree with other reviewers that ZapWorks is a highly versatile product. One can create anything from simple-to-implement 2d animations and videos to very complex, and intricate experiences incorporating 3d content and sound, from games to product visualizations and promotional experiences. Deep knowledge of scripting is not necessarily needed either, Zappar's growing online documentation and Customer Support is fantastic and will get you into building great experiences in no time.

Cons

As with all products of this nature and wide scope there is a bit of a learning curve, especially the more intricate the experience that you're building.

March 2018

Steve from Rent A Nerd, LLc

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer & Network Security

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

I started with ZapWorks because of a KickStarter they had forZapBox.

An easy way of making AR experiences.

Pros

I like the easy to use interface. The video tutorials and forms are a massive help to me. I love how I can ask questions on the forms and get help from the developers.

Cons

I would like a better way to work with 3d models inside ZapWorks. I'm new to 3d models so having it in ZapWorks would help me out a lot.

March 2018

Johan from NMPi Digital

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

Absolutely love working with Zapworks Studio!

Pros

I'm not a developer, but knew I had to understand how Studio works in order to effectively communicate with our AR developers. Zappar's Tutorials are easy to use and follow (for a beginner) and gave me a great foundation on how Studio works. As a result, I'm having effective communication with our AR developers to produce great Zappar powered experiences.

Cons

Definitely a learning curve if you're a non-developer. But as I've mentioned, the tutorials are great and Zappar HQ can definitely invest in producing more - will assist many non-coders liker me to truly see the potential of the platform.

September 2017

Paul from Bridgestone

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2017

Great fun to use and amazing what you can produce quickly

Internal Comms was brought into the future

Pros

Love the easy to use and interactive User interface. really clear and friendly. the videos are a massive boost

Cons

would prefer a 3d barcode to zapcode or something that can allow somebody without the app to get the content still