The Chrome and Firefox development teams have showcased the use of WebRTC technologies, which mean video can now be integrated directly into web applications.
WebRTC chatUsers of Chrome and FireFox can now do video calling using WebRTC. Image: Google/Mozilla
WebRTC offers web application developers the ability to write multimedia applications — such as video chat — without requiring plugins, downloads or installations.
According to Mozilla, because this 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”.
This enables developers to create Firefox WebRTC applications that make direct video calls to Chrome WebRTC applications, and vice versa.