Firefox 22 Adds WebRTC Support

Tuesday Jun 25th 2013 by Developer.com Staff
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The new release enables Web apps with faster graphics, video calling and data sharing.

On Tuesday, Mozilla took the wraps off Firefox 22, and the latest version of the browser includes technology of special interest to developers: WebRTC. According to the company, WebRTC enables real-time communication between Web applications without a plug-in like Flash. "We believe the industry has only scratched the surface of what's possible with WebRTC, and only by getting it into the hands of developers and early adopters will we see this technology's true potential," said Mozilla's Robert Nyman.

Google's Chrome already supports WebRTC, but Microsoft and Apple support a competing standard called CU-RTC-Webc.

In addition, Firefox 22 also adds support for asm.js in its OdinMonkey JavaScript engine, which is said to make graphics performance in Web applications nearly as fast as in native applications.

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