Today, we are making available WebRTC, an open technology for voice and video on the web. With WebRTC, we’d like to make the browser the home for innovation in real time communications.
In this effort, we’ll be working closely with other browser developers such as Mozilla and Opera, to implement this technology for use by the broader web community. In addition, we’ve collectively engaged with the standards communities such as IETF and W3C working groups to define and implement a set of standards for real time communications.
We expect more innovations in the coming months by various community members and we will continue to develop key technologies and features that enable open, real time communications on the web.
A developer preview of WebRTC including source code, specs and tools is available now at code.webrtc.org.
Update 6/1/2011: Added Opera as a supporter of WebRTC.
Update 6/6/2011: Updated project URL
Posted by Rian Liebenberg, Engineering Director and Jan Linden, Product Manager, Google