Although it looks like the Dropbox WebRTC honeymoon wasn’t a successful one, looking at the market Dropbox is operating in, it must take WebRTC and unified communications seriously. The major gap it has now is in the unified communications part (voice, video and messaging). WebRTC is what can help Dropbox close this gap and become its growth engine in the enterprise space.
There are more than 2 million apps users can choose from for their iOS devices out of which 23% are gaming apps. Gaming is not only the #1 segment from number of apps standpoint but also #1 in in-purchase revenue. Being the #1 segment, competition is fierce and therefore developers are looking for those cool features that will allow for increased in-app purchase and user retention.
WebRTC Disrupting Communications in The Financial Sector – An Interview with Joseph Heenan, VP Engineering of GreenKey Technologies
The financial sector has special requirements when it comes to communications. This has created a small community of companies that service this sector at high cost and with traditional products. When vendor replacement comes at high cost there is always the risk of products staying behind the technology curve. WebRTC removes barriers to entry in many sectors, including financial
Chrome 52 beta channel release notes were published covering over 30 bug fixes, enhancements to the support for H.264 in Chrome and changes to default DTLS certificate generation algorithm for more privacy and better performance. This version is expected to hit your browser on July 26. The support for WebRTC H.264 in browsers is required by the IETF
Companies such as Microsoft are shifting their revenue mix to services. In such a business model, opening the service to developers to integrate with is a power multiplier, not in R&D resources but in creativity and innovation. That is a paradigm shift from POBX vendors closing their system for their phones only to making it as open as possible.
There are 2 main decision criteria for choosing a video codec – technical and business. Tsahi touched the technical part in his post. While I’ll get a bit into the technical aspects as well, in this post I also want to cover some of the business considerations. Let’s put one thing behind us. The difference between H.264 and VP8 from quality perspective is more of a religion than anything else.