Mozilla this week launched the latest version of its Firefox browser, which is quite a big surprise to users as it includes new features like 3D gaming and video calls.
With Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC), which allows the integration of these features into Web apps "with just a few lines of code", developers could create web apps with built-in video and audio calls, as well as file sharing without the need for any plugins or third-party software.
"This technology makes it possible to place and receive video calls from a mobile or desktop browser or share live video, files and images with friends and family," Mozilla said.
According to sources, third-party services like Tokbox are already supporting WebRTC. It is likely that a large number of startups and established companies would examine this technology far closer. Microsoft, so far, remains the only major vendor who has decided to go ahead with a different standard for the same functionality. We're still not sure if Internet Explorer would support WebRTC in the near future.
Want to get a fresh copy of Firefox 22? Head to Firefox download page. Or you could just choose Help > About Firefox from the browser's main menu and then restart the program. For more tips on Firefox, see Tips for Online Website.
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