Daily: Streaming Video API with Kwindla Hultman Kramer and Wesley Faulkner

Video calling over the internet has experienced explosive growth in the last decade. In 2010, surveys estimated that around 1 in 5 Americans had tried online video calling for any reason. By May of 2020, that number had nearly tripled. A significant factor in the growth of video calling has been an open-source project called WebRTC, or “Web Real-Time Communication.” WebRTC makes it possible to capture and stream audio or video data between browsers without the use of plugins or third-party software.

Daily is a developer platform that builds on WebRTC to provide realtime video APIs for developers. Developers can easily add video call widgets to their code which come with a set of default configurations for functions such as bandwidth management and cross-browser support. Daily also offers a set of frontend libraries and REST APIs for developers who want to build a customized experience.

Kwindla Hultman Kramer is a co-Founder at Daily, and he’s joined today by Wesley Faulkner, who handles developer relations. They join the show today to talk about the growth in demand for video calling services, building a developer-friendly video calling API, and what’s next for video calling applications.

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