Hello Chrome, it's Firefox calling! WebRTC RTCPeerConnection interoperability - first release
Mozilla is excited to announce that weve achieved a major milestone in WebRTC development: WebRTC RTCPeerConnection interoperability between Firefox and Chrome. This effort was made possible because of the close collaboration between the open Web community and engineers from both Mozilla and Google.
RTCPeerConnection (also known simply as PeerConnection or PC) interoperability means that developers can now create Firefox WebRTC applications that make direct audio/video calls to Chrome WebRTC applications without having to install a third-party plugin. Because the functionality is now baked into the browser, users can avoid problems with first-time installs and buggy plugins, and developers can deploy their apps much more easily and universally.
To help celebrate this momentous milestone, we thought it would be fun to call up our friends at Google to discuss it with them. Check out this Firefox-Chrome demonstration call between Mozillas Chief Innovation Officer, Todd Simpson, and Googles Director of Product Management, Hugh Finnan,
and read what Google had to say about this momentous occasion in their blog post.
This milestone builds on an earlier demo we showed late last year of WebRTC integrated with Social API. There we demonstrated an industry first with our implementation of DataChannels, a powerful component of WebRTC that can combined with an audio/video chat to allow users to share almost anything on their computer or device. Send vacation photos, memorable videos, links news stories etc., simply by dragging the item into your video chat window. Look out for more on this to come.
The purpose of WebRTC, an open standard being defined jointly at the W3C and IETF standards organizations, is to provide a common platform for all user devices to communicate and share audio, video and data in real-time. This is a first step toward that vision of interoperability and true, open, real-time communication on the web.
Serge Lachapelle, Chrome Product Manager and Maire Reavy, Firefox Media Product Lead
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Hello Firefox, this is Chrome calling!
For the first time, Chrome and Firefox can “talk” to each other via WebRTC. WebRTC is a new set of technologies that brings clear crisp voice, sharp high-definition (HD) video and low-delay communication to the web browser.
From the very beginning, this joint WebRTC effort was embraced by the open web community, including engineers from the Chrome and Firefox teams. The common goal was to help developers offer rich, secure communications, integrated directly into their web applications.
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Firefox for me.
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I am never going to install Chrome.
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said by chachazz:If the semantic web/global database is successfully completed, you will no longer be able to get on a forum and just post what you want anymore. Nor will you be able to post what you want on alternative media websites. The use of the internet will become be far more restricted.
The purpose of WebRTC, an open standard being defined jointly at the W3C and IETF standards organizations, is to provide a common platform for all user devices to communicate and share audio, video and data in real-time.
Government will be able to query the global database to find out every piece of information that is online about you.
sounds like FF is joining the dark side