Excitement is in the air! Apple has given its seal of approval by placing WebRTC into development for WebKit, the engine that powers its Safari browser. This is not the type of announcement you would expect to come from Apple. It didn’t come with any big press releases, nor artists performing hit songs. Apple simply placed the notice on the WebKit status page for all to see.
As the fight for WebRTC adoption in Apple’s Safari browser began to heat up, a few industry participants decided to give Apple a helping hand. A group comprising Ericsson, Igalia, Centricular, and Dr. Alex Gouaillard, an independent WebRTC expert, started an initiative to bring WebRTC to WebKit.