WebRTC Weekly Issue #325 - April 29, 2020

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


Come on Over! Facebook Introduces Messenger Rooms (Messenger News)
Starts with 8 video participants, growing soon to 50.

WhatsApp increases group call limit from 4 to 8 people (TheNextWeb)
Why not 50?

Which Video Call Apps Can You Trust? (Mozilla)
An interesting project.

Big companies dominate video chat. Meet the startups racing to disrupt them (Protocol)
I believe a lot of value in video calling is now found in niches.

Norwegian Zoom Rival Pexip Seeks Scandinavia’s Biggest Tech IPO (TechnoCodex)
Kudos and good luck with the IPO.

We’re rolling out 4 top-requested Google Meet features (Google Cloud)
Google is opening the back burner on Meet capabilities.


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PSA: WebRTC M83 Release Notes (discuss-webrtc)
Insertable Streams, more controls over video encoders and a lot more in this release.

Remote Applause (As days pass by)
Never would have thought of doing that with data channels.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Doctolib shares some metrics on video consultations (TechCrunch)
100x video meetings a day… I wonder how healthcare will look like a year from today.

Vonage and Insight ADVANCE Work Together to Deliver Free Professional Development Video Tools for Educators During Public Health Crisis (Press release)
Education is another domain that will be interesting to look at a year from today (though probably a bit less so).

Verizon Media Introduces New Publishing, Advertising Features (Streaming Media)
Low latency WebRTC streaming in beta from Verizon Media.

Glia Delivers New Approach to Digital Customer Engagement (NoJitter)
We don’t have many call center/website combo use case vendors around.

Google and AudioCodes Collaborate to Bring Telephony Voice Services to Google Dialogflow Virtual Agents (Press release)
AudioCodes can now connect WebRTC sessions to Dialogflow.

Facebook to launch ‘virtual dating’ over Messenger for Facebook Dating users (TechCrunch)
An obvious use case, but how do you split payment for a virtual dinner?

To fight fraud, Amazon now screens third-party sellers through video calls (TechCrunch)
Most probably WebRTC based.

Carbyne: Delivering the Future of 911 With Interactive Video (Wowza)
Carbyne uses Wowza’s WebRTC to stream emergency video at low latency.


OpenVidu 2.13.0: now with Docker (OpenVidu)
OpenVidu now comes with an official Docker deployment.

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