How Threads prototyped Voice Chat (cross-browser, realtime) in a weekend
👋 I'm psyched to share this blog post from Mehdi Kazi at Threads. The team at Threads is building a Slack replacement designed for makers. It's fun to read how they are using Daily along the way! If you'd like to share how your team is working with WebRTC and Daily on peerConnection, send me a message.
Audio will never capture the hearts of social media users. WDYT?
This article was dropped in Daily Slack last week, and I instantly thought, let's take it to peerConnection and see what everyone thinks! The author examines a handful of audio platforms and projects then declares NEVER! NEVER will audio capture hearts on the internet! Okay, the title is definitely crafted to make you…
What questions do you have about the W3C and its WebRTC Working Group?
Today, we open a special thread with our own @vr000m aka Dr. Varun Singh who is the Chief Product and Technology Officer at Daily and a W3C Invited Expert participating in the WebRTC Working Group. This is your chance to find out more from someone who works directly with the W3C to define client-side APls that enable…
Your camera: built in or external?
Which type of web camera do you prefer to use? Tell us why in the comments.
Cloudflare Calls private beta
Cloudflare published a blog post today titled Build real-time video and audio apps on the world’s most interconnected network In keeping with Clouflare's tradition of substantive, creative developer marketing, there's a lot of good explainer material about how WebRTC works and some fun framing. (The post says that…
Entry points into libwebrtc code
The open source libwebrtc WebRTC implementation is the basis of the WebRTC functionality in Chrome, Edge, and Safari. It's also used in many non-browser client implementations, including Daily's native SDKs. Understanding how libwebrtc does things like bandwidth estimation and simulcast configuration can be very helpful at…
Will AI ever fully replace healthcare providers?
@sventy recently spoke about the use of AI in medicine, which is why this article caught my eye. I’m bummed the reporter arrived at the scenario where Alexa analyzes and diagnoses you by your voice. That sounds terrible, like how would Alexa deliver the news? The healthcare industry already gets criticism for a decline in…
What are your media track handling tips?
In preparing my latest track handling blog post I ran into so many gotchas and caveats to consider (especially in Safari), that I'm fully expecting to evolve my approach (and likely the post) as time goes on. Do you have any tips for juggling media tracks on DOM elements? A few I'd point out are: * Be sure to set media DOM…
We rely on acronyms so much. For example, more than 60 acronyms will be used during the talks at this year’s Demuxed conference. Daily is one of the sponsors, so I started putting together a cheat sheet that can be referenced during the event. BUT THERE's SO MANY 😵💫 Can you help? Here’s how: Below, are the acronyms that…
Light mode ☀️ or 🌒 dark mode?
Which do you prefer to work in?