WebRTC Weekly Issue #40 - November 5, 2014

Here is the latest on WebRTC  from your friends at webrtcweekly.com. It’s been a busy week with a lot of information to report. Interesting is WebRTC news making more mainstream outlet headlines.


WebRTC Less of a Novelty, Survey Shows (nojitter.com)
Dialogic releases their yearly survey results on WebRTC with some interesting stats.

Codecs and Quality across VoLTE and OTT Networks (blog.3g4g.co.uk)
If there’s anything to dissuade you from H.264 video codec, it should be the $10.6 potential royalty demands on it.


Building a WebRTC Robot (computerist.org)
Mark Goodwin on building a telepresence robot using WebRTC for his son.

Chrome and Android push HTML5 further (scirra.com)
Ashley Gullen gives a good overview of the changes in Android L when it comes to HTML5 (and WebRTC) support.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

An experiment in securing WebRTC (blog.gemalto.com)
Olivier Guichard outlines a concept of fuzing SIM security with WebRTC. Not sure why people think WebRTC needs security – it is the solutions using WebRTC that require AAA capabilities and how the decide to implement them.

Online Students Create WebRTC Library for Video Conferencing Apps (hackreactor.com)
Students of an online course decide to build their own Google Hangouts – one that is tailored for their exact needs.

WebRTC well suited to smart home WiFi security cameras (gotyapp.wordpress.com)
Some good reasoning behind switching to use WebRTC for security cameras.

Opus Codec Appears in Broadcast STL System (mgraves.org)
While not WebRTC, still interesting. Michael Graves reports on broadcasting equipment opting for Opus as their codec due to its sound quality.

Gruveo’s Anonymity a Big Win for Video Bookings at SimplyBook.me (gruveo.com)
Gruveo this time with a story about a site that embedded their service for online video chat sessions.


Hits and Misses – Six Takeaways on Unify’s Circuit Launch (ucstrategies.com)
Best post we’ve seen about Unify’s release of Circuit. This one goes to Jon Arnold.

Introducing our new WebRTC offerings: an easier way to get &yet on your team (blog.andyet.com)
&yet makes their offerings around WebRTC simpler to understand.

Announcing end of support for v2.0 OpenTok.js library and v2.1.7 iOS SDK (tokbox.com)
The opposite of a release. TokBox is ending support for older versions. This goes to show how fast vendors need to run with a technology like WebRTC

Bowser is back in the open (openwebrtc.io)
Ericsson’s Bowser is available again from the AppStore.

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