Flashphoner Announces Support for iOS Safari 11 Browsers with the WebRTC

[prMac.com] Novosibirsk, Russia – In September 2017, Apple released an important update of iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad. This update presented a new Safari 11 browser with support for the WebRTC technology that allows audio and video communications in real time. Prior to this update the Safari browser did not have access to the camera and microphone and could not broadcast live video streams. With the release of iOS 11, the situation changed drastically and millions of iPhone and iPad devices based on iOS received a browser that can run video chats, broadcasts and internet calls thanks to WebRTC support.

Flashphoner develops its own WebRTC media server Web Call Server 5, a software platform for browser-based broadcasts from web cameras and for online video calls. With the release of iOS 11, developers at Flashphoner added compatibility with the new Safari 11 browser and presented an update that now covers Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari and iOS Safari browsers. As a result, with WCS5 application developers can run cross-browser video broadcasting as well as online calls. This includes iOS Safari that previously was unable to do this due to technical limitations of the browser.

The lack of support for WebRTC in iOS Safari 9 and 10 was a serious limitation that prevented developers from running low-latency video chats and broadcasts in browsers of Apple mobile devices. As soon as the support for WebRTC was added, the Safari browser instantly learned to broadcast and play video with low latency, less than one second. The WCS5 media server allows such broadcasts not only between Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE or Safari browsers, but also surveillance IP-cameras and SIP-devices.

“Now, the simple question, if camera and microphone broadcasting will work in Safari, receives the simple answer – yes”, comments Alexey Trunov, a product manager at Flashphoner.

For more information, visit the Web Call Server 5 product site.Flashphoner
Web Call Server 5
About the Update

Flashphoner is a developer of audio and video communication solutions operating in a browser. The company works since 2009 and specializes on developing real-time streaming video transmission systems: video chats and low latency video broadcasts. The core product of the company is Web Call Server, a server platform to develop browser and mobile applications based on the WebRTC technology. The product includes SDK for Web, iOS and Android platforms. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2017 Flashphoner. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2017 LastThink LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###Julia Wunder
Russian Federation
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