WebRTC Weekly Issue #61 - March 31, 2015

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

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Why Visual IVR is a Bad Idea (Aspect)
A good overview by Tobias Goebel about visual IVRs and how current thinking about them is wrong for the customer.

What are the challenges for the channel reseller? (Entanet)
Dan Winfield explains how WebRTC brings a real challenge for UC channel resellers.

Is SIP Going Away? (Jive)
Theo Zourzouvillys does a good job at explaining the challenges SIP faces and where WebRTC excels.

WebRTC may be the key to unifying UC (Fierce Entreprise Communications)
There are some believing WebRTC will gives sense to U in UC.

Crossing the WebRTC Chasm (NoJitter)
Amir Zmora explains the challenges WebRTC brings to IT projects in enterprises.


WebRTC in Firefox 38: Multistream and renegotiation (Mozilla)
This had many developers waiting. Now multipoint is easier to implement for Firefox than it were before.

TURN server for WebRTC – RFC5766-TURN-Server , Coturn , Xirsys (Altanai)
Altanai shares her experience with using 3 different TURN servers/services. I wish she’d add a comparison table or summary in the end of this one.

New Official Build System (OpenWebRTC)
The OpenWebRTC team is making it easier to build their SDK – always a good thing.

Bringing WebRTC to WebKit (WebRTC in WebKit)
While I am not sure what this is good for, if you were looking for your own WebKit SDK with WebRTC inside, then this is the place to go to.

Create a Browser-Based Photobooth with JavaScript, PHP and Twilio (Twilio)
Ricky Robinett shares step-by-step instructions to build a photobooth with WebRTC (and a Twilio account).

The Minimum Viable SDP (webrtcHacks)
Philipp Hancke goes on a theoretical process of shrinking down the SDP for a WebRTC session. Useless, but a fun read.

WebRTC and Its Impact on Testing (SmartBear)
Nikhil Kaul explains some of the challenges of testing WebRTC services.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Get yer video on – Introducing Hangouts, GoToMeeting and Appear integrations (HipChat)
If you don’t plan on building it on your own, why not join’em instead? HipChat adds integration to popular WebRTC supporting services.


New mobile SDK for iOS and Android with WebRTC support (VoxImplant)
VoxImplant now has official stable support of WebRTC in their iOS and Android SDKs.

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