While people have questioned the likelihood of Apple adding WebRTC anytime soon it is now clear to all that the WebRTC train has left the Apple planning station and is now parking at development. From the simple statement on Apple’s Webkit status page saying it is “In Development” it is still hard to understand the details. Our live Webinar & Q&A will answer some of them.
Support for WebRTC in Apple products is a major missing piece in making WebRTC ubiquitous. It is missing in Safari on Mac but there, users can use Chrome or Firefox. The bigger problem is on mobile. Mobile safari does not support webrtc. App store rules also force developers to use Apple’s provided WebView, which does not support WebRTC today, to render any webpage. But this is about to change.
In many WebRTC use cases I hear about from customers, the need to alert the user is a mandatory requirement. They are looking for WebRTC Push Notifications services. With the current work being done in the standards along with the actual implementations already available, it looks like this requirement is going to be satisfied. This work is not specific to WebRTC