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September 13, 2014

WebRTC World Week in Review: Mobility Leads The Way


While there's seldom a week in which nothing's going on for Web-based real time communications (WebRTC) as a field, some weeks are bigger than others. Some weeks have something of a focus as well, and this week had something a focus on mobile, from Firefox for Android to mobile strategy. So now, with a weekend at hand, we've got a great opportunity to run down the biggest news in the week. To help do that, we'll offer up our look at said news right now with our Week in Review coverage!

First, we had a look at a modification to Firefox's most recent beta releases. With the changes made to Firefox 33's beta edition, not only will there be a new WebRTC feature directly accessible for users, but also, Firefox for Android users will be able to send video content to larger screens using mobile devices as the intermediary. Thus, Firefox for Android users with Chromecast and Roku devices will be able to use the Media Control Bar to directly export video to a television or similar screen.

Next, we had a look at Acision and the “Mobile Gameplan,” a guide from Acision that allows companies to get a better handle on mobile strategy. From there, once strategy is decided properly, Acision can further step in with the use of its Forge platform, which offers tools like software development kits (SDKs) for application developers or just WebRTC systems that can be added to websites for easier customer contact.

Weemo brought in the next piece of news, rather, SightCall brought in the next piece of news as Weemo changed its name to SightCall. Reports suggest that SightCall represents a “sophisticated contrast to the generic video, chat, or cloud icon style of many WebRTC offerings,” and should provide a little extra marketing push as well. Along with the name change came a new website, a new product offering like the SightCall Video Support Agent, and a new tagline: Taking the Telecomplication out of WebRTC.

Then we had a look at Speek, a company that had already done big things in the conference calling market with its focus on WebRTC. The conference calling market, however, proved to be insufficient to contain Speek's ambition as the company took a look at the online meeting market as well. To that end, the company brought out Speek for Business, a product that offered several key features for use in setting up online meetings. With the mobile workforce on the rise, the kind of value such a tool could offer was clear.

Finally, we had a look at Voice4net, who recently brought its line of products to ITEXPO in Las Vegas. Voice4net also joined into a new partnership with TeleSpeak recently, allowing TeleSpeak to offer up a new line of solutions based around Voice4net's WebRTC Framework system. The combination allows companies to connect with customers at a one-on-one, real time basis, and makes it much simpler to set up a high-end communications system right in any standard contact center.

That was the week that was in WebRTC, and this is one world that's getting increasingly populated. With new developments around just about every corner, there's something to change just about any business plan on a regular basis. Our global online community, meanwhile, was at the tip of the spear, bringing back all the latest in news from the field. So be sure to join us back here next week for all the latest news, and every weekend as well for our Week in Review!







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