WebRTC, also short for Web Real-Time Communication is an increasingly popular technology taking over the different services all over the world. This API is exclusively suitable to provide real time communication between users through the help of browsers.
Interestingly, this technology lifts off many limitations such as downloading or installing different plugins to enable the communication path. In short, applications made to offer real time communication services are ready for use by users instantly through browsers.
Ideal to make chat, video, voice, live streaming and P2P sharing applications, WebRTC has become significantly popular among the web development companies and users. This API also does not need any kind of supportive plugins, whether internal or external whatsoever.
Although people usually compare this technology with the many other similar applications such as Google Hangouts or Skype. But what makes this technology different from the rest are the function rich extensions, all of which are supported by the primary web browsers such as Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox.
Some of the well known names made using WebRTC are UberConference, Airbnb, car2Go etc. This technology effectively paves way for affordable, easy and simple way of communication in real time, without the need of users having to download add-ons.
Apart from the coding process, the functionality in the application is rendered by the 3 different rich APIs, which are already built into the Mozilla FireFox and Google Chrome browsers. The connection between the browsers is established on a signaling platform.
Let us see what are the benefits of WebRTC:
- Reliable & Secure
- Does not rely on web services or service providers
- Runs on web browsers
- Can work on any web server
- No add-on download required
This technology can be used to develop applications with following features:
- Video call
- Voice call
- Live streaming
- P2P sharing
- Data sharing
The latest app to join the bandwagon of WebRTC based applications is Google Duo, which is mobile exclusive. With so many prospects to make quality applications, WebRTC continues to be a popular platform for app developers to come up with real time communication and data sharing applications.
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