WebRTC Weekly Issue #165 - March 29, 2017

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


WebRTC Apps – Only the Strongly Differentiated Survive (WebRTC.ventures)
WebRTC creates a level playing field in communications and media quality, so now you need to differentiate elsewhere.

Why Google Hangouts is irreplaceable to me (Android Authority)
For me this is about where Google is heading with real time communications – where this journey is going to end? We’re clearly at a point of transition.

The days of Google Talk are over (TechCrunch)
Good to know Google Talk was still around…

Team Collaboration Apps Diverging: Are You Headed Down Right Path? (NoJitter)
Interesting to see how this will develop.


Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps (Smashing Magazine)
Bookmark this one for the next time you need to build a desktop app that makes use of WebRTC.

Debugging VP8 is more fun than it used to be (webrtcHacks)
Strictly for the Wireshark-obsessed among us.

When a browser update breaks… your native app (for a change) (Philipp Hancke)
Philipp with another story from the trenches of differences between Chrome versions.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Rapidly Growing WebinarJam Goes WebRTC With Temasys (Press release)
WebinarJam moves from Hangouts to the Temasys platform. See here also.

How to Successfully Scale Your WebRTC Application (Frozen Mountain)
A few of different scaling architectures for multiparty video in WebRTC.

Truecaller adds payments and Google Duo video calls in move to rival WhatsApp in India (TechCrunch)
In another interesting news item, Duo can now do voice only calls.


Smarter Live Video Applications with new OpenTok REST APIs (TokBox)
TokBox extents its session management APIs from the client to the server and adds account management API.

Call security – constant bit rate encoding and improving WebRTC (Wire)
Wire switches their voice encoding from VBR to CBR.

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