Experimental WebRTC mobile browser released by Ericsson

2012-10-19 Categories: Technology

  • WebRTC enables real-time audio and video communication in web browsers
  • Developers can start experimenting with mobile offerings
  • Available as a free download for iPhone, iPad and Android devices

Ericsson Research today announces the world’s first WebRTC-enabled browser for mobile devices, called “Bowser.” WebRTC is based on work ongoing within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to develop a standard, interoperable approach to real-time communication (RTC) using audio and video in web browsers without the need for any plug-ins.

Kristofer Dovstam, Master Researcher at Ericsson Research, says: “We believe WebRTC is a very important part of future communication solutions in our industry, and are excited to provide developers with the first version of our experimental WebRTC-enabled browser.”

Ericsson Research is heavily involved in the standardization of WebRTC, and has been developing prototype implementations of the evolving standard for over two years. With Bowser, developers can finally start experimenting with real-time audio and video functionality in mobile web applications.

Ericsson also has solutions to let WebRTC-enabled browsers easily connect to IMS based communication networks.

Bowser is available today as a free download on different mobile application stores.

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