WebRTC Weekly Issue #321 - April 1, 2020

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


WebRTC Development (sponsored):
Contact WebRTC.ventures to build your live video application!

Videoconferencing apps saw a record 62M downloads during one week in March (TechCrunch)
COVID-19 did what 15 years of waiting didn’t. 2020 is definitely going to be marked as the year of video conferencing.

Facebook’s Portal TV Video-Chat Device Sells Out as Social Distancing Takes Hold (The Motley Fool)
The year of video conferencing.

A Norwegian school quit using video calls after a naked man ‘guessed’ the meeting link (TechCrunch)

How WebRTC & WASM are opening new opportunities for web apps (rtcweb.in)
A high level intro to WASM in WebRTC.


Building a Facial Recognition Lock Client With Raspberry Pi (The Startup)
GetUserMedia + Vision + ML. Would be nice to have it done client-side in the browser.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Google ups Duo group calling limit from eight to twelve (The Verge)
We’re back to the numbers game.

What it feels like to be laid off on Zoom during this crisis (Protocol)
This year is full of new use cases for video.

Coronavirus: Britons saying final goodbyes to dying relatives by videolink (The Guardian)
And if getting fired wasn’t depressing enough as a use case…

Belarusian Railway deployed self-service kiosks with live video assistant embedded (RichCall)
Video kiosks have been around for quite some time. Maybe now they’ll grow in popularity.


Next Generation Video Collaboration Solutions (SignalWire)
Video support coming from SignalWire. Can’t tell from the announcement if this is an MCU or an SFU.

SendBird adds voice and video to popular chat API (TechCrunch)
Video will become table stakes in CPaaS.

Announcing increased flexibility and control with Twilio Video Recordings (Twilio)
Twilio adds composition APIs as well as external S3 storage.

From our own posts