Browsers and device coverage

Lesson Progress:

I recently had to answer a question in a reply to an RFQ a company I consulted was a part of. During the live demo, they decided to ask the question “What about IE?“.

This usually get the FUD going and riles up a lot of interesting replies and world views. I decided to change my reply this time, thinking of what I’ve seen this past year happening all around.

I think the most important thing to remember is this:

  • WebRTC today is the most common and widespread VoIP technology available if you want to use browsers
  • Flash is dying. Slowly. Painfully. And Google is trying to kill it outright by banning it in 2017 from Chrome
  • Plugins are also a thing of the past
  • So we’re left with WebRTC and whatever techniques we can use with it
  • The good thing is, that it seems to be working more often than not

Oh, and if you are planning on investing in Microsoft Edge support, make sure have a very good reason for it.

The video lesson this time deals with browser and device coverage for WebRTC, and what are the common techniques when it isn’t available.

Last but not least, here is a WebRTC Device Cheat Sheet that you can follow when trying to get WebRTC to work on various devices.