A month after I had the idea, I am happy to post the first version of the WebRTC Landscape for March, 2014. The idea behind this infographic is to show all the companies currently using or supporting WebRTC technology. I know this can’t be complete, as the companies in this space are entering and expanding faster than I can personally keep track. I hope to add and morph this over time and will try and publish one of these every quarter or sooner if needed. If you see something you think needs fixing, please comment below or send me an email via the contact form on this site. I owe a debt to Scott Brinker at ChiefMartech.com where you can see his 3rd generation marketing technology landscape here.
A few rules and explanations:
- The most a company can appear is three times. If you send me feedback, please take this into consideration.
- I am using company names and not product names until the space gets a little more mature.
- The company has to have a product that is clearly released and for sale to the public (not showing any technical demos, proof of concepts or alpha products)
- I have visited every company site, and done my best to categorize the companies, but there are a lot of companies with nothing but marketing messages.
- Here are the descriptions of the categories:
- WebRTC Platforms: API Hosted platform for communications based on WebRTC and augmentation
- Comms API Platforms: API Hosted platform for general communications (might have WebRTC, but conceived originally as a general comms platform)
- General/WebRTC SDK: Software development kit for communications and web enablement.
- Mobile WebRTC SDK: Software development kit for mobile enablement.
- Browsers: Browsers that support WebRTC.
- STUN/TURN/ICE: WebRTC security servers and technologies.
- Browser Plugins: Plugins that allow WebRTC to work in non-webrtc compliant browsers.
- Telco Gateway: Software/hardware solutions that allow WebRTC connections to traditional telecommunications protocols (mostly SIP). May break this category further in the future.
- Media Gateway: Software/hardware solutions that allow media serving in WebRTC context.
- WebRTC UC: WebRTC services or products focused on Unified Commnuications
- WebRTC Video: WebRTC services or products focused on video collaboration
- WebRTC Messaging: WebRTC services or products focused on messaging
- PBX Support/Emulation: WebRTC enabled solutions that replace PBX functions (like Asterik)
- Call Center/CRM: Vertical solutions that use WebRTC to help with call center and CRM functions
- Vertical Applications: Specific Enterprise and Consumer Applications using WebRTC
Appreciate the help I received on this from my good friend Cynthia Artin who did a lot of the research. Also a big shout out to Dean Bubley who looked at it when we met last week and gave me a few ideas (like including a Browser category – duh!)
EDIT March 10th: I got some great feedback from Dean Bubley and Tsahi Levent-Levi that many companies were missing (Dean says he follows 200 and Tsahi 350+ and this is around 75 companies). Tsahi even put up this post about how he finds companies to follow. I have edited the criteria above to make it clearer how I picked which companies (ie. they had to have a real current product offering released). I have received smaller feedback on several items and companies to add. Keep it coming! I will endeavor to put out a new version before Enterprise Connect!