WebRTC is still hot - not losing steam

Some industry commentators recently have been writing off WebRTC such as No Jitter's analyst, Zeus Kerravala claiming that "WebRTC is losing steam".
Others like this blog have argued that WebRTC applications are restricted in its capabilities and the company prefers to stick with their SIP-based VOIP products instead.

Here at Seshi, we have researched and developed with WebRTC extensively for the past 18 months.

We think it's important to see the success of WebRTC and not be blinded by misconceptions out there.

Lack of Browser support

The main complaint about WebRTC is not supported in all browsers and companies can't deploy it to their website. Do we feel sorry about Internet Explorer users? Did you know that Facebook already went big time on WebRTC. They will just show a message that Internet Explorer and Safari cannot be supported and tell you to use Chrome or Firefox.

We already know that Apple is working to add WebRTC is Safari and Microsoft working to implement plans for WebRTC in the new Edge Browser. Apart from Internet Explorer, WebRTC will support all browsers.

Not good on mobile

WebRTC has already taken off in mobile. Facebook Messengers uses it. Google Hangouts uses it. And it works on android browsers too. Safari's iOS browser will be getting it soon too.

We think it's important to see the success of WebRTC and not be blinded by misconceptions out there.

A lot of old industries like banking, insurance and travel would benefit a lot from WebRTC. It will save everyone's time.
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems were supposed to improve customer service and make it easier to solve problems. But long the way the Web has arrived and IVR is stuck in the 80s.

Are you sick typing your details every time? Wouldn't it be a great experience to talk to human being would already can see your details, because you have already authenticated in the app?

risky?

WebRTC is open source and Google or Mozilla fix the bugs when it needs to. People need to realised open source software doesn't mean risky, because it's free. Chrome and Mozilla have a large user base. Do you think the engineers will not take their work seriously?

Conclusion

To think that WebRTC is just a plug-and-play technology is foolish. It is still raw and advancing. It may be easy to set up a video chat app with a few line of code, but evidently, it's what you build on top of it that will make a huge difference plus there is the signalling servers to setup. (not online storage)
Each browsers behave differently. Getting NAT and firewall traversal to perform efficiently can be a difficult. Plus there are patent wars going on with the next-gen bandwidth efficient video codecs.

It may be frustrating when your expectation doesn't live up to the media hype. Just look how far WebRTC has come since 2011.

At Seshi.io, we embrace this cutting edge technology. We are building a file sharing where peers can swap files with each other.

People and businesses will catch on to WebRTC. It will be up to the marketers. Full steam ahead!

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