Google announced on the Chromium Blog today a new Chrome Beta release that includes a number of new features to make it easier for developers to create web apps with HTML5 video and audio/video calling. In the blog post, Google’s Justin Uberti explained the new release of Chrome now includes the PeerConnection API that allows developers to implement real-time voice and video calling features without using a plug-in:
Together, PeerConnection and the getUserMedia API represent the next steps in WebRTC, a new standard which aims to allow high quality video, audio, and data communications on the web. Check out this funky video chat demo to see how the PeerConnection API can be combined with other web technologies to create fun new video chat experiences. To start the video chat demo, send the url to a friend.
More benefits of track support and a demo video is below: