Graham King

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What is WebRTC? Post on LincolnLoop’s blog

I blogged What is WebRTC over on Lincoln Loop’s blog:

WebRTC, short for Web Real Time Communications, is a specification and project adding JavaScript APIs in the browser to:

  1. Access a user’s webcam and microphone: getUserMedia.
  2. Connect directly to another browser: PeerConnection and DataChannel.

Being able to do video calling in the browser is exciting, but to me the most exciting part of WebRTC is the prospect of peer-to-peer apps in the browser, and server-less applications.

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