WebRTC Weekly Issue #84 - September 9, 2015

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

Before we begin:

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WebRTC Plugin Free World is Almost Here: Apple and Microsoft joining the crowd (BlogGeek.me)
Alexandre Gouaillard with an analysis of Microsoft and Apple possible support of WebRTC.

150 Million (IMO)
IMO reaches 150 million. Use of WebRTC is growing in ways and sizes that people don’t really appreciate or understand.

WhatsApp Hits 900M Monthly Users, Edges Closer To An Actual Business Model (TechCrunch)
And then there’s WhatsApp’s continued growth.


Creating a Video Calling App in Android with CrossWalk and PeerJS (SitePoint)
A tutorial for using CrossWalk to develop a simple video chat app for WebRTC.

Announcing VP9 support coming to Microsoft Edge (Microsoft)
Microsoft says it out loud – they plan supporting VP9. The rub is that the commitment is for decoding only at the moment (=YouTube).

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Switch Collaborates with Sprint to Modernize the Workplace (Yahoo Finance)
Sprint is now offering its business customers Switch Communications as a Unified Communications system. There’s good coverage of this story on NoJitter.


Comcast Launches Video Calling (Multichannel News)
In what seems to be a classic move for a wireline/cable company, Comcast adds a video calling service via a mobile app.

Enhance your calls with video (Switch Communications)
Switch adds video support to its service. For now in beta.

Veeting Rooms Continues To Invest in Security and Customer Experience (Veeting Rooms)
Veeting adds off the record meetings as well as other enterprise related features.

Restcomm Client Android SDK Beta is out (TADS)
TeleStax releases its RestComm Android SDK with voice support.

Android SDK 2.3 release with chat message statuses and video calling updates (QuickBlox)
QuickBlox releases its own Android SDK with WebRTC video support.

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