WebRTC 2014: A Year In Review by OnSIP

2014 was a big year for WebRTC. Between technical advancements, wider implementation, and broader user bases, WebRTC has flourished remarkably throughout its fledging ecosystem and beyond. Here we offer a collection of some of the more noteworthy WebRTC happenings in 2014. What will 2015 bring for the growing technology? Stay posted on our blog to keep up with the latest WebRTC news.

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology

InstaPhone in Salesforce Brings Instant Video Calls and Advanced CRM To World's Leading Customer Service Platform

After recently becoming a Salesforce AppExchange Program Partner, OnSIP is happy to announce a new application: InstaPhone in Salesforce is a time-saving, video-capable web phone that runs right in Salesforce— no downloads required!

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Business Technology

SIP.js 0.6.3 Adds Fixes and Optimization for Firefox 33 - Recommended Upgrade

We have just released a new version SIP.js, our SIP Javascript stack that's perfect for developers who want to build WebRTC-based features. SIP.js 0.6.3 is now the most stable, comprehensive version of the library to date.

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology

WebRTC on iOS

A few weeks ago Apple held WWDC, the premier developer conference for Apple developers. The big event was Apple’s keynote presentation where a lot of really cool and innovative things were announced. One thing that I noticed was missing is any mention of WebRTC support for the Safari browser. This is a big deal because a large segment of the mobile market uses iOS, and the only real web browser that you can use on your iPhone or iPad is Apple’s Safari browser.

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology

The Consumer Adoption Curve of WebRTC is Just Beginning

If you keep up with WebRTC news and analysis, you may have read Irwin Lazar’s “WebRTC Market Update” last Thursday. The overarching idea of the article seems to be that while WebRTC has yet to live up to the great deal of hype it’s received, it shouldn't be viewed in a negative light. Working for a company that sees a bright future for this technology, I wanted to dive deeper into the criticism to find answers.

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology

OnSIP's SIP.js Site Gets A Makeover

New SIP.js site pairs interactive tutorials with pertinent documentation

We recently gave our SIP.js site a total makeover. SIP.js, for those unacquainted, is our customized, open source JavaScript library that we used to build WebRTC-based products such as InstaCall and the OnSIP app. On the new site, video chat demos - powered by WebRTC - are paired right next to the lines of SIP.js code that are actually needed for these features to run. Think of the site as an interactive tutorial that helps you harness the power of WebRTC via SIP.js.

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology

Chrome WebView On Android L Offers New Opportunities for WebRTC Developers

WebRTC has garnered cross-platform success because it is built into the core capabilities of popular internet browsers. So when Chrome and Firefox announced WebRTC compatibility for their Android browsers, we were certain that our WebRTC-based products such as InstaCall and the OnSIP app and our open source JavaScript SIP library, SIP.js, would work inside Android. With the upcoming release of Android L, the possibilities for real-time communications on the Android are only multiplying.

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology

Hosted PBX Meets WebRTC: Good Things to Come for America's 30 Million Teleworkers

As we recently discussed on our blog, the boundaries between hosted PBX services (traditionally anchored by desk phones) and other OTT real-time communications services are quickly being redrawn by WebRTC. Hosted PBX staples such as the ability to answer work calls from home, video conference into a meeting room, and IM with coworkers have traditionally required desktop software clients, downloadable browser plugins, and/or conferencing equipment. Today, these capabilities are implementable in browser applications built with Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC), opening new doors for applications that cater to remote working.

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Topics: WebRTC, SMB Leadership, Business Technology, Office Management

How Will WebRTC Affect the Business VoIP Market? [Infographic]


OnSIP has provided a hosted PBX solution for almost a decade. In that time, we’ve experienced first hand the business VoIP adoption curve. We listened as the discussion changed from “Is business VoIP reliable enough?" to “Is a hosted PBX or an on-premise IP-PBX solution right for my business?”

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology

Skype Connect Makes Modest Progress as Viable SIP Service

OnSIP gets many questions about Skype as a business solution. Customers are interested in using Skype either as their phone service or concurrently with OnSIP to try to leverage Skype's existing user base for free calling between their clients and them. As Skype Connect is advertised as a business class SIP-based service for Skype, we decided to test it out by registering a SIP phone with Skype Connect and making calls to/from SIP user agents (phones) on our network.

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Topics: Business Technology