Author: Jim Machi – VP of Marketing, Sangoma
It’s been quite a while since I wrote about the status of WebRTC, and quite a bit has happened in that time. One thing that hasn’t changed is that I believed then, and I still believe now, that WebRTC is the technology basis and the “future” of Real-time Communications (RTC). But back when I last wrote about it, Microsoft wasn’t quite on board yet, nor was Apple. So, that wasn’t a done deal yet.
Today, there is a WebRTC Working Group through the W3C with Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Blackberry all supporting it; it’s ubiquitous in the browser world now. And even though video is the key use case today, it will remain the key future use case because video everywhere will take some time.
WebRTC is a key part of how Sangoma has built its mobile client, Zulu Mobile.
If you’re interested in learning more about WebRTC, probably the best place to go is bloggeek.me. This particular blog post outlines 10 projects that I’m sure you have all heard about that use WebRTC. You’ve probably used WebRTC and you didn’t even know it.
The time is nearing the point where we don’t really talk about the technology anymore because it’s no longer a differentiator and a better/faster/cheaper way to do something. It’s just there.