AT&T Provides List of Top 19 WebRTC Companies
The WebRTC Solutions Community is hopefully a place you have bookmarked as a vital resource of WebRTC news and insights. It also is a place where the word “community” is one we like to emphasize. With this as context, a recent blog by Edward Schmit, Executive Director at AT&T Mobility relating to his experience at TMC’s recent WebRTC Conference & Expo is a nice community service that deserves recognition.
What Schmit relates in his blog, Top 19 Companies in WebRTC, what he sees as names to know in the WebRTC world. As he notes, these are not in rank order, and because of the exploding size of the community there obviously are names that did not make the list, which is by no means intended as being exclusive. In fact, below is the list and Schmit’s commentary. Readers are urged to send along your company’s name and description of what you do, so going forward you can have the visibility you deserve and the list can be as comprehensive as possible.
- Google: No surprise whatsoever here. The company has been working heavily on the W3C standard and is now actively evangelizing it.
- Facebook: Again, not a big surprise. Earlier this year, WebRTCHacks had an article about Facebook's interest in using WebRTC to support video chats in its Messenger application.
- Citrix: Citrix is a leader in conferencing solutions with its GoToMeeting product and it has released a product that supports WebRTC.
- TokBox: Like the others on the top of this list, the company was kind of expected. TokBox is very involved with WebRTC via its OpenTok PaaS platform, which has a lot of features. The company was acquired by Telefonica, so from the AT&T perspective it is good seeing another carrier involved in the WebRTC segment.
- Sinch: This company was a spin-off from Rebtel in 2014. A competitor to Twilio, it offers communication APIs with a focus on ease of use.
- Twilio: Offering APIs for VoIP and text messaging, it has a lot of information on WebRTC.
- Wire: This is a communications app that is a competitor to Skype. The company launched on iOS and Android version in 2014, but have extended support to other platforms (where Wire for Web is compatible with WebRTC).
- Talko: Another communications app that has already implemented WebRTC support. It will be interesting to see how quickly these companies grow.
- Screenhero: I like this company name. This company provides a WebRTC-based screen-sharing application and it's now being integrated with Slack.
- Comcast: This large cable company seems to be planning to launch its X1 platform with WebRTC capability.
- Amazon: The company is using WebRTC with its Mayday customer support product. There was a great article about Amazon's usage in WebRTChacks.
- Oracle: It is no surprise to see Oracle looking to support WebRTC in the enterprise.
- UberConference: As the name implies, this is a WebRTC-based conferencing application. There are APIs, but they are in a closed beta.
- Double Robotics: This company offers a telepresence robot that has a video screen on top and includes an amplified speaker directional microphone. It was featured in the season six finale of “Modern Family” and it looks like an interesting and fun tool to have around. I could not verify this, but I imagine it employs WebRTC for teleconferencing.
- Vonage: A large VoIP provider, it wasn't clear on its site how they are using WebRTC, but in a BlogGeek article in 2013 they mention WebRTC is being used in Vonage's mobile app.
- WebEx: This Cisco product is another leader in conferencing solutions. The company's Enhanced WebEx Collaboration Solution supports WebRTC.
- in/Telenor: Telenor is a multinational carrier headquartered in Norway. Appear.in is a video conferencing solution that built on WebRTC.
- Hello (Firefox): Hello is a voice and video product (with a button right on the Firefox toolbar).
- AT&T: We just launched our Enhanced WebRTC API and SDK in August—a different approach than the other carriers listed.
The nice thing is that Schmit was kind enough to provide not just the links to the companies but also some other useful resources that provide great context as to why there is growing excitement and momentum behind WebRTC.
This is a great start to what we hope is an ever-expanding list of WebRTC Solutions community members and their respective capabilities. In short, no matter where you sit in the WebRTC ecosystem by all means comment here and send add me to your mailing lists just in case I am not already on it.
Thanks Edward for getting the ball rolling.
Edited by Dominick Sorrentino