WebRTC Use Cases

February 11, 2016

WebRTC use cases? An endless list of opportunities.


Here are a few, off the top of my head, of use case I’ve came across in the past year or so, where WebRTC was used or seriously planned to be used.

  • Simple video chat
  • Web conferencing
  • International voice calling
  • Receiving a call in the browser
  • Hospital clowns
  • Performing digital art on stage
  • Visiting a museum at night
  • Praying
  • Porn
  • Adult gaming
  • Gaming
  • Doctor visitation
  • Group therapy
  • Jail visits
  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Drug prescription
  • Document signing
  • Live broadcasting
  • Radio stations
  • Music jams
  • Karaoke
  • Gym classes
  • Dance classes
  • Teaching and learning online
  • Expert consulting
  • Contact centers
  • CRM integration
  • Job interviews
  • Virtual classes
  • One on one tutoring
  • Web meetings
  • Webinars
  • Dating
  • Video streaming
  • P2P CDN
  • Private messaging
  • File sharing and sending
  • Assisting hard of hearing people
  • Assisting the blind
  • Assisting people who need live translation
  • Language learning from a tutor
  • Practicing language with native speakers
  • Security cameras
  • Collecting sensor data

Did I miss any WebRTC use cases? Definitely.

What will you do with WebRTC today?

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  1. I would like to add SmartTV services (e.g. video chat, video messages, video greetings, group calling, screen sharing) as a use case. Tellybean has been working on WebRTC based video calls for Android/Android TV devices (SmartTVs and set-top boxes) for the past few years. We start with simple video chat, but plan to expand the service with premium features in the near future.

  2. I would add only
    – Assisting people while making an online purchase
    – Targeting of chosen visitors on the web and connection via web

    I believe that many more use cases we can’t even think about now, will occur.

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