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.
When planning the development of a mobile app there is more than the OS to be considered. The times when you could just blow-up your app screen X2 are long gone, it was actually a bad implementation even in the early days of mobile apps. Today there are actually 5 form factors you need to consider per each major OS (Android and iOS). Add to this the different form factors
IoT is high on the hype cycle for a few years now, 2014 and the 2015 CES event were an important milestone for IoT and specifically for the home environment as a few market influencers made strategic moves. What we see is that different market players are trying to become the market place for applications and services that will manage our homes and things.
Even though the known implementation of WebRTC is the open source coming from Google, it is not the only implementation. This interview is with Stefan Alund from Ericsson who is heading the team behind OpenWebRTC
Making WebRTC run nicely on mobile is still a challenge. There are different options for doing this and they vary based on specific needs, device type and OS.