AT&T Enhanced WebRTC API in Open Beta
By Bill Bledsoe, Senior Product Marketing Manager
Making it easier to integrate voice and video into your app; that’s one of the key drivers behind the new AT&T Enhanced WebRTC API (Beta). The API was released in beta form in conjunction with our 2015 AT&T Developer Summit and developers are already taking advantage of the unique capabilities and innovation AT&T is bringing to the space.
And what is the initial reaction from developers? We’ll let Programmable Web sum it up:
“As the first US carrier to announce Enhanced WebRTC support, AT&T may have just unleashed a new era in voice and video communication.” – Programmable Web – Jan. 8, 2015
The AT&T Enhanced WebRTC API enables developers to quickly enable scenarios taking advantage of three flexible methods of caller identification:
- AT&T Mobile Number: Developers can enable AT&T End Users to give permission to make or receive voice or video calls from within their app, using their familiar AT&T mobile number
- Virtual Number: Developers can assign a virtual number to make or receive voice or video calls regardless of physical location or individual device
- Account ID: Enables developers to voice and video enable their customers’ existing IDs so they can communicate in new ways (e.g. your existing user’s IDs@yourdomain.com
Imagine building a browser-driven, plug-in free experience for your next customer support portal, or within your branch kiosk.
Our goal with the AT&T Enhanced WebRTC API is to make things easier for developers to adopt this exciting technology than what is available today. We’re delivering on that goal with:
- Quick and Easy Integration:
- No telephone or SIP knowledge required
- Complex sequencing, signaling and media streaming controlled for the developer
- Fully Featured SDK & Reference Server for Rapid Development
- Pull code from DHS when using Node.js
- Design patterns ready for other server technologies (e.g. Ruby, PHP, Java)
- Simple & Robust APIs
- 1 phone object to manage
- 3 setup/tear-down methods
- 8 functional methods
Get Started Incorporating Voice and Video into your App Today
We’re excited about the world of possibilities that the AT&T Enhanced WebRTC API can offer in terms of new, richly-enabled communications experiences. Watch the end result of what is possible from our 2015 Developer Summit demonstration with beta partner Plantronics. Then, get started by visiting developer.att.com/webrtc to review the tools and documentation available.
Whether in an app, in your website or in other uses yet to be defined, the ability to easily integrate audio and video calling into these experiences with a trusted partner like AT&T behind it is why we think the AT&T Enhanced WebRTC API will help you mobilize everyone’s world.