WebRTC Weekly Issue #21 - June 25, 2014

Here’s the latest news this week on WebRTC from your friends at webrtcweekly.com

Before we begin:

Kranky Geek WebRTC Show site is now live. Tickets have been sold out, but you might want to try the waiting list – there might be some last minute cancellations.

We have a twitter account for it: @webrtclive


The other side of the coin: a few telcos DO “get it”…. (disruptivewireless.blogspot.com)
Dean Bubley with a good round up of the Telcos that are actually innovating with WebRTC.

WebRTC – The Good and The Bad (nojitter.com)
Alan Percy’s score card for WebRTC.

WebRTC’s 60/40 Split (nojitter.com)
Eric Krapf looks at The SIP School’s annual survey and the mindshare in WebRTC. I think the numbers are much lower in the web developers population than it is in the VoIP population.

Don’t Call Me Maybe, Video Me (huffingtonpost.com)
Dave Ryan about video calling and WebRTC. Important not because of the content, but because of the place it got published.

User experience is king in the WebRTC world (blog.appear.in)
This piece from Dag Inge Aas explains why WebRTC is important and profoundly different in a way I couldn’t rephrase better even if I wanted to.

WebRTC Expo: Serge Lachapelle from Google (cio2cmo.com)
Brad Bush covering Serge Lachapelle’s keynote about the history of VoIP and how it led to WebRTC.


WebRTC plugins for other browsers (slideshare.net)
A comparison of the different IE and Safari plugins that are available out there for WebRTC.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

An open distributed search engine for science (juretriglav.si)
Talk about super-cool. This is a distributed search engine which is based on web browsers running the Chrome extensions which happens to use WebRTC.

Twilio Partners With Google And LiveOps To Launch A Chrome OS-Based Call Center In A Box (techcrunch.com)
Twilio, LiveOps and Google now offer a contact center solution that uses WebRTC for the agents instead of physical (or VoIP) phones.

This Google Chrome experiment brings soccer mini-games to your smartphone’s browser (thenextweb.com)
Another Google game showcasing WebRTC. Kick with Chrome makes use of the Data Channel for low latency communication between the players.

This Firefox OS-powered streaming stick is Mozilla’s answer to Chromecast (gigaom.com)
Janko Roettgers unveils Mozilla’s plans for its own Chromecast-like dongle. I bet this one uses WebRTC as well.

WebRTC Revolution in progress (webrtcstats.com)
Bistri releases stats if the usage of their platform in the last 6 months. Some interesting data there around call length and percentage of media relay usage.


Google has reportedly switched to WebRTC for Hangouts video calls in Chrome Dev (techwhack.co)
Rumor has it Goolge is now moving its Hangouts to pure WebRTC as opposed to embedding the technology into a plugin.

OpenTok 2.0 Archiving API into production (tokbox.com)
The archiving feature of OpenTok has now moved from beta to GA status.

Announcing: Liberty profile beta for June/July (developer.ibm.com)
IBM adds WebRTC support to its Liberty profile for WebSphere, making it easier for developers using its technology stack adopt WebRTC.

3CX Phone System 12 – SP 6 Adds Clientless WebRTC Web Meetings (3cx.com)
3CX adds support for WebRTC (voice, video and screen sharing) for its web meeting platform.

WebRTC startup Temasys launches Skyway platform (e27.co)
Temasys has opened up its platform in self service mode for any developer.

Acision Launches WebRTC SDK Enabling the Next-Generation of One-click IP Communication Services (digitaljournal.com)
Acision opens up its own WebRTC API Platform for developers.

Intel launches its collaboration service for WebRTC (software.intel.com)
This includes Android SDK and backend MCU and gateway.

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