Allowing real time communication through a web browser is at the heart of what makes a good online community. With new technology recently bundled into modern browsers users can not only send text between each other for live messaging applications but securely send files, sound and video as well. All without downloading any plugins or additional software.
Because this technology is peer-to-peer, the information is sent directly between the two devices, not the server your website is hosted on. This makes it secure, doesn’t clog up the performance of your server but best of all: it’s amazingly fast. Especially if the two people are in the same part of the world.
An exciting new technology that will change communication over the web, here at City Web Consultants we have used WebRTC in the live video chat and file sharing we built into the HUB Intranet system.