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Web Real-Time Communication or WebRTC. An open-source project that supports plugin-free, real-time communications using a web browser or mobile application. These real-time communications include peer-to-peer voice, video, file-sharing, chat, and other data-sharing functions.

WebRTC (Wikipedia)
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Original author(s)Justin Uberti
Peter Thatcher
Initial release2011; 9 years ago (2011)
Stable release
1.0 / May 4, 2018; 2 years ago (2018-05-04)
Written inC++, JavaScript
LicenseBSD license

WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is a free, open-source project that provides web browsers and mobile applications with real-time communication (RTC) via simple application programming interfaces (APIs). It allows audio and video communication to work inside web pages by allowing direct peer-to-peer communication, eliminating the need to install plugins or download native apps. Supported by Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Opera, WebRTC is being standardized through the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Its mission is to "enable rich, high-quality RTC applications to be developed for the browser, mobile platforms, and IoT devices, and allow them all to communicate via a common set of protocols".

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