WebRTC Weekly Issue #9 - April 2, 2014

Here’s the latest news this week on WebRTC from your friends at webrtcweekly.com


The 4 Things You Must Know About WebRTC (cirrusio.com)
This one is great. It captures most things that people usually forget or don’t understand about WebRTC.

Is WebRTC Video Conference Ready for Market? (vsee.com)
I had 3 options here: (1) ignore this piece altogether; (2) put it under april’s fool section; (3) put it here and say this is classic FUD.

WebRTC is for Losers (nojitter.com)
So… it seems like I have found a person who has less patience than even I do. It took Lync over 10 years to get where it is today. I’d give WebRTC half of that time to become an overnight success.

Highlights from the Enterprise Connect conference expo floor (searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com)
A rundown of several exhibitors from Enterprise Connect. 2 out of the 4 focus on WebRTC-based solutions.

Enterprise connect summrized in 4 words (aragonresearch.com)
Cloud, WebRTC, Video, Business.

Conference Calling Apps and Services Update (andyabramson.blogs.com)
A review of some of the conference calling apps out there and how they have evolved. These either use WebRTC already or have shown proof of concepts and demos of using WebRTC as well.


ACIS Demo Video – Direwolf 2.0 with WebRTC (beamtenherrschaft.blogspot.com)
If you thought the data channel is useless, then watch the short video on this blog post and see what WebRTC can do for collaboration and gaming.

How to get Google Glass, Cordova, HTML5 APIs Working (cfour.fishbowlsolutions.com)
Most interesting aspect of this one, is how many options there are to get WebRTC working for something. Taking Chromium as a whole is something I haven’t seen before. Nicely done.

The IMS approach to WebRTC (webrtchacks.com)
Where the 3GPP (and its IMS spec) is with adding WebRTC support.

Use Cases and Customer Wins

Video chat app WeCam brings friends from multiple social networks together (thenextweb.com)
Targeted chat roulette (call it AirTime using WebRTC), done on top of TokBox by WeCam.

Tuenti, Telefonica, Tokbox and zero-rated Mobile WebRTC? (disruptivewireless.blogspot.com)
An MVNO using WebRTC for its OTT offering.


2014 WebRTC Impact Survey Results (dialogic.com)
Not a product release, but humor me here. Dialogic’s yearly survey around WebRTC – go check out the results.

April’s Fool

This week, we had a few April fools. Two of them that were notable in our space:

Announcing appear.in 3D! See the people you’re talking to in 3D (blog.appear.in)
We could expect nothing less from the good guys at appear.in.

Introducing our new codec: AF14 (tokbox.com)
TokBox released a new, revolutionary video codec just for April.

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