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.
Last week Apple posted a new position on their job board with the title: WebKit Media Engineer – WebRTC (see below full job post). Now that looks like great news. Maybe Apple is working towards adding WebRTC to the Safari browser for iOS and OS X. Before we open the champagne bottle let’s take a closer look at this one.
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