WebRTC Weekly Issue #164 - March 22, 2017

Here is the latest on WebRTC  from your friends at webrtcweekly.com.

Before we begin:

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Six Reasons to Use a WebRTC PaaS Provider for your RTC Enabled Apps (Temasys)
I’d add reduce time to market to the list.

WebRTC vs. RTMP – Which Protocol Should You Choose for Your Live Streaming App? (Red5 Pro)
I’d say it also depends on what you’re trying to achieve, but a mix of both is probably right.


A comprehensive dive into WebRTC for client-server web games (beep boop)
A great resource for those in need of “UDP” based client-server communications from a browser.

Debugging encrypted RTP is more fun than it used to be (Mozilla – Advancing WebRTC)
How you can use Firefox WebRTC and create a PCAP that can be better analyzed with Wireshark.

Retransmissions in WebRTC (Real Time Communications Bits)
How retransmissions work in WebRTC today.

How to Build a Cross-Browser/Hybrid Video Chat App with WebRTC (XB Software)
WebRTC 101 for developers.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Fam raises $1.8 million for its iMessage-based group video chat app (TechCrunch)
For a top social app that figure looks somewhat small, but money is money.

Temasys WebRTC Plugin Deployed By ShoreTel for Browser-Based Calling (Press release)
ShoreTel now integrates the Temasys plugin.


Introducing the Windows SDK for the OpenTok Platform (TokBox)
TokBox adds a Windows SDK.

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