WebRTC Solutions Week in Review: Ericsson, QuickBlox, Google, Code Creator, Radish Systems
WebRTC Solutions news this week focuses on the efforts of Ericsson, QuickBlox, Google, Code Creator, and Radish Systems. Recent product releases and updates address mobile, desktop browsers and cloud-based development of applications.
Ericsson leads the pack this week with the release of Bowser 0.6 – the latest experimental version of its WebRTC-based browser. Ericsson claims that this is the first browser of its kind for mobile devices. The intent of a final release of this software should allow developers to easily add audio and video to their Web applications through use of Ericsson’s WebRTC API.
Speaking of development for mobile, QuickBlox recently announced support for group video calling in its Android SDK 2.4. This completes the company’s development of such features for which users have wanted for years. It adds to existing group calling support in iOS and acts as a preview for what developers can soon expect in Web-based applications. Support in QuickBlox’s Web API is expected to land by the end of 2015.
Google’s release of Chrome 47 comes with extended support for WebRTC as well. Its MediaStreamRecorder API gives developers the ability to capture and replay streaming video, and the new MediaDevices.enumerateDevices tool gives those developers a way to enumerate audio output devices. Additional tools for working proxies now also allow Web-based communications traffic to travel through proxies and make use of virtual private networks.
Code Creator is also doing its part to assist with application development. The landing of its new Red5 Media cloud development environment gives users the ability to use the cloud for media streaming and code management. Its centralized cloud-based workspace gives individuals and teams the ability to create and deploy new products. For existing and future generations of users’ products, teams can also use the cloud to work together.
In business environments such as call centers, the proper queuing of calls becomes extremely important. Often, interactive voice response systems route calls to the appropriate places, but what happens when a caller wants to initiate interaction on the Web? Radish Systems tries to make that request simple with the new ChoiceView WebRTC application, which gives callers the ability connect with businesses through their browsers and then participate in voice calls with added visual help. Both caller and brand can complete voice calls as usual, and they can both expect the power of visuals to assist in their browsers.