Google introduced the open source video chat software WebRTC

Recently, Google introduced the open source video chat software WebRTC, and declared that the software will be integrated into the Chrome browser, so Chrome users no longer need to install Skype to make a real-time call. Google said in the official blog, Google will work with Mozilla and Opera browsers developers to hope they will support this technology in their own browsers. China wholesale and drop ship supplier ePathChina analysts pointed out that Google would be such a challenge of Microsoft Skype and Apple’s FaceTime stirring real-time communications market.


  WebRTC is a real-time video communications technology inside the browser, Google in 2010 acquired GlobalIPSolutions company with $ 68.2 million and got the technology. This time Google opened WebRTC software video and audio source code, and plans to integrate this feature WebRTC similar to Skype software into the Chrome browser in the near future, as long as the browser supports, Chrome users can realize real-time video chat under the premise of not installing any extensions and plug-ins.


Google said the company will also work in close partnership with Mozilla and Opera browsers, so that the wider Web community can deploy the technology.

This itself does not require open source license, so it is once integrated into Chrome and other browsers, any construction site can have the same features as Skype.


It is understood that in the web chat and communications, the main products are the Gmail and Talk, Gmail has achieved the text, voice and video chat functions. China bulk wholesae electronics ePathChina analysts say that Google is likely to integrate the software into Gmail.

Gmail, or will be the biggest beneficiaries after the Chrome browser integrating WebRTC. Currently, Gmail has a voice and video chat feature, but users need to install the Google proprietary plug-in, which to some extent caused the inconvenience for users.


At present, Internet audio and video communication services technology are generally proprietary technology, which need to install plug-ins or desktop clients to achieve communication. But Google wants the browser to directly create a video or voice chat application, which is out of the reasons Google open source code of WebRTC. It seems likely that future voice and video trends in the field of Web applications.


In addition, in the official blog, Google said it is working with he IETF and W3C and other standards bodies to define a set of real-time communication standard.