Saying Goodbye to the Google+ Hangouts API? Say Hello to WebRTC

Chip Wilcox March 24, 2017 2:00 am

Saying Goodbye to the Google+ Hangouts API? Say Hello to WebRTC

Do you have any applications using the Google+ Hangouts API? If so, here is an important update.

Google recently announced that the Hangouts API is no longer going to be supported. On April 25 2017, most applications using the Hangouts API will stop working, and new ones can no longer be built with the API.

There are some exceptions. The Control Room, Toolbox and Cameraman API based functions will continue …


Microsoft Takes Baby Steps with WebRTC-UWP Launch

Sherwin Sim March 22, 2017 6:02 pm

Microsoft Takes Baby Steps With WebRTC-UWP Launch

About a month ago, Microsoft released its WebRTC Universal Windows Platform (UWP). WebRTC-UWP is a new library that includes WebRTC 1.0 and ORTC compatibility. The MSFT WebRTC-UWP launch is of interest because to date Microsoft has only added support for in-app real-time video and audio in its new Edge browser. And for some time before that, it pl …


Six Reasons to Use a WebRTC PaaS Provider for your RTC Enabled Apps

Chip Wilcox March 20, 2017 10:00 pm

By Gerald Baldino, Contributing Editor

Over the last few years, interest in Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) has grown, a lot. WebRTC is a set of open source APIs and codecs that make it possible to send audio, video, and data directly through an Internet browser using a peer to peer architecture. It can also be used to provide real-time communications services in mobile applications.

At some point, your boss may ask you to learn how to use WebRTC. You may start by downloading the open source code and …


Five Common Questions About WebRTC That Developers Are Asking

Sherwin Sim March 6, 2017 12:09 pm

Just recently, I had a conversation with a senior-level software engineer about Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) — an open source Web application programming interface (API) that allows users to send and receive real-time media over the internet, between web browsers. 

I asked the engineer if he ever builds WebRTC-powered features into his websites or applications. He had no idea what I was talking about. So if you’re just reading about it now, you’re in good company!

WebRTC has been around for about five years now, and yet it …


We’re Going to Disney World…and TADHack Orlando 2017

Chip Wilcox March 2, 2017 11:53 pm

When most of us think of Orlando USA, we conjure up images of Space Mountain, Mickey Mouse and Disney World, or Harry Potter and Universal Studios, and other fantastic amusements.

However, did you know that Orlando’s also getting attention for its growing community of startups, entrepreneurs and developers?

I hadn’t either, but when we heard that TADHack Mini was going to Orlando (25-26 March 2017) along with Enterprise Connect (27-30 March 2017), we couldn’t think of a better reason to hop across the globe to check it out!
TADHack …

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