WebRTC Demo Day at OpenTokRTC.com

WebRTC Demo Day! Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard of WebRTC. A few weeks ago, Google unleashed Chrome 23 which has WebRTC and PeerConnection support. This is really exciting because everyone on chrome (and IE users with Chrome Frame plugin) can now experience the next generation of communication via live video. Today is the day to experience it. Simply go to https://OpenTokRTC.com and join a room! If you’re lucky, you might catch a few WebRTC Streams from iOS devices.

With native browser support, WebRTC video quality is much better than any video chat service I have ever used. But then again, I might be biased so you should definitely give this a spin. You can now also apply CSS properties to live video streams. I included a few in OpenTokRTC for you to try, but the possibilities are endless. Border-radius, box shadow, opacity, etc etc. You can set video filters in real time as you video chat.

To build this site, I used OpenTok on WebRTC SDK to implement live video streams, Pusher API to keep track of user presence in the room, and FireBase API for chat and messaging.

OpenTok meets Firebase meets Pusher

Ankur and I will be managing a round-the-clock support room over the next 2 days for any questions you might have. Come say hi, ask about how we built the site, or learn more about our API.

Just like any cool projects we do, OpenTokRTC will be open sourced and will come with an in-depth tutorial on how each part was built. Check back in a few days or follow me on twitter and I will let you know when its ready.

Say it to my Face,


  • Anonymous

    New firefox versions also support this, although they still have getUserMedia prefixed with moz. Would be lovely to support firefox as well.

    • http://songz.me/ Song Zheng

      You are right. We will definitely integrate FireFox support. Thing is, so stream media we need WebRTC as well as PeerConnection API, the later is not yet available and ready.

  • Guest

    OpentokRTC us really cool..! Started following you on twiiter for more updates..

  • Palak Bhalala

    OpentokRTC is really cool..! Started following you on twiiter for more updates..

    • http://songz.me/ Song Zheng

      Thanks Palak!

  • Anonymous

    so gooood , thx tokbox ! webrtc is the way to go FOR SURE ! 🙂

    • http://songz.me/ Song Zheng

      thank you!

  • kalpesh chhatrola

    We are seeking for best solution for video & text chat implement, we already used tokbox for video but it’s giving a multi party solution only, not a pear to pear (1 to 1) video chat. We would like to implement in our platform where our platform user can do a chat & video to each other. Like user will pick a online users from the given list, User A can start chat with User B, there will be icon for video call once User A press a Icon we would like to start video chat with User B only, Can you help us to how to fix this flow using Tokbox?