Re: What is missing for building "real" services?

> WebRTC works great on a webpage, but not in websites. This means that it
> makes perfect sense to use it in SPAs (single page application), but if I
> want to embed it into a website (an ecommerce one for example) - it is far
> from easy - the moment the user leaves the page in favor of another one -
> the call drops.
> This causes a lot of vendors offering click-to-call services that get
> embedded into websites to open up the video/audio session in a separate
> browser window, which then doesn't float around. The experience you get is
> broken due to that.
>
> Fixing this by having a way for the service to express the fact that it
> wishes to maintain WebRTC sessions across web pages within the same domain -
> or in any other way - will imrpove usability.
>
This could be fixed when browsers add support to create PeerConnection
objects on SharedWorkers, but unluckily there's no specification
regarding this... :-(


> On a similar note, it would be nice to be able to float the video on top of
> the screen - not the browser window, but the whole desktop (and mobile).
> This enables looking at things in parallel to the conference and still
> having context or the ability to see the people you are talking to.
>
This can be achieved just by putting the video web page on another window.


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Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 22:36:00 UTC