Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) has been rapidly growing for the past 3 years gaining adoption from many corporations and industries around the world. Surpassing the one billion mark for compatible devices, WebRTC has sparked some heated debate around whether or not it’s a truly disruptive technology. In this presentation we will discuss the possibilities and the current applications built and running full WebRTC services, despite the lack of support in Internet Explorer and Safari and the codecs wars.
Lantre Barr, Founder & CEO
Not your typical techie, I started in the world of architecture and construction.
Transitioned in to tech in 2008 during the Lehman Brother days.
Self taught developer and entrepreneur.
Blacc Spot Media, Inc.
Founded in April 2011 with the objective to create cool and innovative solutions for enterprises and startups.
Looked for a niche service and we found WebRTC.
100% of all our clients want some sort of WebRTC integration into their platforms or services.
Who is familiar with WebRTC?
Who has used WebRTC?
Who has used WebRTC for more than 1 minute?
Who has used WebRTC for a business or personal need opposed to just seeing what it is?
History of WebRTC
Google acquired On2 and GIPS for $200M in 2010.
May 2011 Google releases WebRTC source code for the first time under a permissive BSD license.
Interoperability between Chrome and Firefox Feb 2013.
WebRTC for Android August 2013.
WebRTC Key Features
oMediaStreams – access to the user’s camera and mic
oPeerConnection – handles audio/video calls
oDataChannels – p2p application data transfer
WebRTC Use Cases
WebRTC is more than just another video conference solution for the telepresence industry.
oBrowser to Browser
oPhone to Browser over PSTN and SIP
oDesktop to Mobile
oMachine to Machine
Apple & Microsoft When are they going to join the party?
Amazon Mayday Button
Connect to a tech advisor for guided assistance.
Average of 9 seconds response time.
Amazon reps can’t see the Kindle users but can highlight portions of the screen and communicate via voice chat.
Comcast X1 Platform
Instant On Demand giving the ability to watch certain programs immediately after the live broadcast begins.
Stream live video to your set top box to a family member’s set top box.
Esurance Video Appraisal
Schedule a live video appraisal from your Esurance app.
Appraiser will activate your camera and show you how and where to video the damage of your car.
Valspar Color Connect
Live consultants help you select color palettes.
Augmented reality used to overlay colors into your room.
Video and audio only options for customers.
iPad-based telepresence robot controlled via remote web interface or from any iOS device.
WebRTC integrated into robot’s interface
Which codec to use? VP8, VP9, H.264, H.265, OPUS, iSAC, iLBC
Snapchat & AddLive
Why would SnapChat buy AddLive?
Powerful platform with a great and experienced team.
Cross device interoperability with legacy device support.
One of the best API providers in the market.
Blackboard & Requestec
Blackboard looks to revitalize the company’s product portfolio using WebRTC.
Online education programs growing at 10Xs the rate of traditional programs.
100 million more students coming in next decade.
Weight Watchers & Wello
Why would Weight Watchers purchase Wello?
Important strategy to compete in an increasingly digital weight loss marketplace.
Help customers manage their weight more effectively.