For Voice and Video inside a browser, plugins are not the answer.
The biggest change for developers coming with Microsoft Edge is that it will get rid of legacy browser technologies including ActiveX and Browser Helper Objects (BHO).
The end result? GoToMeeting, WebEx, AT&T Connect and others won’t be able to install a browser plugin to work. They will either need to download and install a full fledged app on the desktop – a big no no for friction haters and in the corporate world. Or they will need to go with native browser technology. Which means WebRTC.
If what you are doing deals with real time communications and you’re thinking of using a plugin technology to get it to browsers – forget it.
Start thinking on how you are going to utilize WebRTC in the browser instead. The future won’t allow for any other option anyway.
Need to know where WebRTC is available? Download this free WebRTC Device Cheat Sheet.