WebRTC Solutions Week in Review: TADHack, IMTC SuperOp!, W3C ORTC
This week's WebRTC Solutions news focuses primarily on two recent industry events, the Telecom Application Development Hackathon (TADHack) and International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) SuperOp!, alongside some updates from TMC about the state of the W3C WebRTC Working Group and community.
First up is the TADHack event that took place in Raleigh, North Carolina. which featured multiple participants building their applications on the Bandwidth App Platform that provides APIs to create voice and messaging applications. One winner at the event, the “Search the Web with SMS” application focuses on querying systems such as Google Maps with SMS. “Blind Date: Tinder for Blind People,” another winner at the event, provides a dating app for the blind that functions in a manner similar to the production Tinder app that many have come to use.
At TADHack London, Dialogic saw many contestants use its PowerMedia XMS platform, a real-time communications server. Eoghan Ó hUallacháin, a global TADHack winner, used the Dialogic platform to create a WebRTC call center that supports call queuing and exchanging. Local winners Phaninder Pasupula, Leslie Drewery, and Roderick Hodgson created, respectively, the SmlessConf chat room, the MemChat app that helps people with dementia, and a source protector app that protects journalists by anonymizing their voices.
Another event, the IMTC SuperOp!, took place in Porto, Portugal and functioned as a stage for telecoms to test the interoperability of their products. A number of types of services that ran on IP, 3G, and 4G networks sat front stage and leaned on several protocols such as WebRTC, Microsoft Lync, SIP, TIP, H.323, H.264, SVC, and HEVC/H.265. In short, there was a lot going on, and the participating companies got a thorough dose of exposure to various communications standards. Some “firsts” at this year's event included SIP security testing and interoperability testing for both SIP/WebRTC and SIP/Microsoft Lync pairings.
Finally this week, TMC urged readers to keep up to date on their W3C knowledge by visiting two prominent Internet destinations. It encouraged stops at the W3C Ubiquitous Domain and WebRTC.is pages to stay abreast of recent news such as the changes to the WebRTC 1.0 API and the re-charter of the W3C WebRTC Working Group.