The company has also revived its Bowser browser for iOS — if it clears the App Store approval process, it will be the only iOS browser that supports WebRTC, for now.
Open-Xchange’s WebRTC-based OX Messenger voice, video and text messaging app will become available from December, the company said on Thursday. As I reported earlier this year, the plugin-free app was developed alongside Dutch VoIP firm Voiceworks. The German company’s OX App Suite tools are mostly for telcos and hosting providers that want to offer customers an alternative to the likes of Google Apps (Hangouts, or Microsoft’s Skype, in this case) though they can also be installed for use in the enterprise. OX Messenger plugs into the rest of the OX App Suite, making it possible to call or message from within email chains, for example. It will also offer calls to regular lines.
It’s been a disheartening year for net neutrality and the open internet. While much of the furor has focused on the implications for video-streaming services, Zingaya’s CEO Alexey Aylarov thinks the future may be even more perilous for VoIP.
The move brings Opera in line with the other two big WebRTC-supporting browsers, Chrome and Firefox, which both already support the promising protocol in their Android versions.
Thanks to a new audio stack, Voxeet offers “3DHD” sound with wideband audio codecs for improved conference call clarity. The updated app makes it easy to schedule calls and switch between devices while talking to the group.
The company, which sells Google Apps-rivalling software to telcos and hosting outfits (and offers it all free to the open source crowd), has unveiled OX Drive and a new communications app based on WebRTC technology.
WebRTC is useful for all sorts of things, and it turns out peer-to-peer, real-time file transfer is one of them.
Rabb.it wants to launch its OS X-only video chat app on publishers’ websites, with a little help from WebRTC.
Video chatting could soon get a whole lot easier — if only the major browser makers could agree on a common standard. So what’s WebRTC, and why are folks still fighting about it?
This week’s IETF meeting in Vancouver has ended without a decision on a mandatory video codec for WebRTC, the proposed standard for real-time voice and video communication. Browser makers, videoconferencing equipment manufacturers and chipset vendors had hoped to finally agree on whether H.264 or VP8 should become the default codec for WebRTC, and Cisco (s CSCO) had even mounted an eleventh-hour push, getting Mozilla to agree to implement H.264 — but in the end, no consensus was reached in what I’ve been told was an at times testy meeting.