WebRTC World Feature Article

March 28, 2014

OpenTok Powers WeCam Social WebRTC-based Video Chat Mobile App

FaceTime, Skype, ooVoo and Tango are all popular video calling apps available on mobile devices. The growth in video communication and mobile usage is excepted to surge -- Juniper Research recently released a report that found mobile video calling users are expected to exceed 130 million by 2018.

WeCam Inc., a mobile video calling app, launched its WebRTC video chat application this week, which allows users to connect via Facebook, Twitter or Google+ to connect with people anywhere in the world. Users can discover and connect with other people based on proximity, interests, matches, tags and mutual friend connections.

TokBox’s OpenTok platform powers WeCam’s app, allowing up to four users to video call on one screen. The OpenTok platform allows developers to integrate live, face-to-face video directly into websites and mobile apps using WebRTC. WebRTC is a next-generation HTML5 technology that enables real-time, peer-to-peer communication – such as voice and video calls -- over an Internet browser. TokBox takes WebRTC to the next level by delivering scale, multi-party support, device compatibility and firewall connections for developers.

TokBox powers solutions for MLB.com, Double Robotics, B-FIT (Bridgestone Golf consultation service), Universal Music Group, eBuddy, Ford, UCLA and more.

“We are very excited to launch WeCam at a time of such heightened interest in online chat applications. A location aware, socially integrated app that lets users connect with video via a cross-platform app is the future of video calling,” said Rob Whent, WeCam president and CEO, in a statement. “We’ve created an application that combines simplicity, state-of-the-art features, privacy, advanced search functions and most importantly, a place where like-minded people can easily connect and discover the joy of video chat.”

WeCam is available on both Google Play and the App Store. 

Edited by Cassandra Tucker


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