Maybe you have heard about webRTC, want to get started but first, need to learn more? Well, we have created a free WebRTC Training & Tutorials eCourse just for you.
Each week of the series, you will receive an email to your inbox with a downloadable eBook written by one of our expert developers.
Training eBooks and Tutorials include:
- How webRTC works- Part I
- How webRTC works- Part II
- How-to build a video conference application using webRTC
- How-to build a video conference application using webRTC + kurento media server
- How-to build a video conference application using webRTC + tokbox
- and more…
But first, let’s learn with what WebRTC is and why are so many businesses are jumping on board?
WebRTC is a free, open project that provides browsers and mobile applications with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose.
WebRTC uses Real-time Transport Protocol to transfer audio and video.
The WebRTC initiative is a project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera, amongst others.
WebRTC is used in various apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, appear.in and platforms such as TokBox.
WebRTC makes it easy to add video and audio chat into your applications, which opens up a whole new world of real-time interactivity to the web.
WebRTC creates new opportunities for communication between businesses and customers, allowing for customers to contact a company “in context” of the application.Not only that, but with WebRTC, you can stay ahead of your competition and your customers’ needs.
If your app (telehealth, education, broadcasting, gaming, video production, music making, and many others) needs video, audio and chat communication, WebRTC is what you need and here is why:
- A key factor in the success of the web is that its core technologies – such as HTML, HTTP, and TCP/IP – are open and freely implementable. Currently, there is no free, high-quality, complete solution available that enables communication in the browser. WebRTC enables this.
- Already integrated with best-of-breed voice and video engines that have been deployed on millions of endpoints over the last 8+ years. Google does not charge royalties for WebRTC.
- Includes and abstracts key NAT and firewall traversal technology, using STUN, ICE, TURN, RTP-over-TCP and support for proxies.
- Builds on the strength of the web browser: WebRTC abstracts signaling by offering a signaling state machine that maps directly to PeerConnection. Web developers can therefore choose the protocol of choice for their usage scenario (for example, but not limited to, SIP, XMPP/Jingle, et al.).
Let’s check where you can use WebRTC:
WebRTC is supported in the following browsers:
- Desktop PC
- Microsoft Edge 12
- Google Chrome 28
- Mozilla Firefox 22
- Safari 11
- Opera 18
- Vivaldi 1.9
- Google Chrome 28 (enabled by default since 29)
- Mozilla Firefox 24
- Opera Mobile 12
- Chrome OS
- Firefox OS
- Blackberry 10
- iOS 11
- Tizen 3.0
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