From time to time, a new web technology that promises us a brave new world appears on the horizon. A list of innovations that such technology can offer may vary from a revolution in communication technology to simplifying the cross-browser app development process. The reaction of developers and users in such cases ranges from cautious interest to explosive enthusiasm. Only time can tell if any broad perspective awaits another invention of human genius. In this article, we’ll take a look at a technology that allows developers and users to look at online chatting applications from a new angle. We’ll talk about WebRTC.
WebRTC means Web Real Time Communication. This technology, supported by such companies as Google, Mozilla, and Opera, was designed for creating real-time communication apps for browsers, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The world saw the first implementation of this technology in 2011. To understand what path it has taken since then, you can check this article, which contains the stats collected by Google that represent the current state of WebRTC. To save you some time, we’ll present some excerpts from this text: