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Alternatives to WebRTC

SignalR, XMPP, Skype, Discord, and Zoom are the most popular alternatives and competitors to WebRTC.
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What is WebRTC and what are its top alternatives?

It is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple JavaScript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose.
WebRTC is a tool in the Web and Video Conferencing category of a tech stack.

WebRTC alternatives & related posts

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SignalR

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A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy.
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XMPP

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    Dmitry Mukhin
    Dmitry Mukhin
    CTO at Uploadcare | 11 upvotes 40.4K views
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    Zoom
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    Google Hangouts Chat
    Google Hangouts Chat

    Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

    Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

    Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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    Mark Nelissen
    Mark Nelissen
    CTO at Gemsotec bvba | 5 upvotes 66.7K views
    Slack
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    Skype
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    I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.

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    Josh Dzielak
    Josh Dzielak
    Developer Advocate at DeveloperMode | 19 upvotes 86K views
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    Discord
    Gitter
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    Discourse
    Discourse
    Rails
    Rails
    Ember.js
    Ember.js

    Shortly after I joined Algolia as a developer advocate, I knew I wanted to establish a place for the community to congregate and share their projects, questions and advice. There are a ton of platforms out there that can be used to host communities, and they tend to fall into two categories - real-time sync (like chat) and async (like forums). Because the community was already large, I felt that a chat platform like Discord or Gitter might be overwhelming and opted for a forum-like solution instead (which would also create content that's searchable from Google).

    I looked at paid, closed-source options like AnswerHub and ForumBee and old-school solutions like phpBB and vBulletin, but none seemed to offer the power, flexibility and developer-friendliness of Discourse. Discourse is open source, written in Rails with Ember.js on the front-end. That made me confident I could modify it to meet our exact needs. Discourse's own forum is very active which made me confident I could get help if I needed it.

    It took about a month to get Discourse up-and-running and make authentication tied to algolia.com via the SSO plugin. Adding additional plugins for moderation or look-and-feel customization was fairly straightforward, and I even created a plugin to make the forum content searchable with Algolia. To stay on top of answering questions and moderation, we used the Discourse API to publish new messages into our Slack. All-in-all I would say we were happy with Discourse - the only caveat would be that it's very helpful to have technical knowledge as well as Rails knowledge in order to get the most out of it.

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    StackShare Editors
    StackShare Editors
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    Spectrum
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    Slack
    Slack

    From a StackShare Community member: 鈥淲e鈥檙e about to start a chat group for our open source project (over 5K stars on GitHub) so we can let our community collaborate more closely. The obvious choice would be Slack (k8s and a ton of major projects use it), but we鈥檝e seen Gitter (webpack uses it) for a lot of open source projects, Discord (Vue.js moved to them), and as of late I鈥檓 seeing Spectrum more and more often. Does anyone have experience with these or other alternatives? Is it even worth assessing all these options, or should we just go with Slack? Some things that are important to us: free, all the regular integrations (GitHub, Heroku, etc), mobile & desktop apps, and open source is of course a plus."

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    Zoom logo

    Zoom

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    Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing
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    Dmitry Mukhin
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    Julien DeFrance
    Julien DeFrance
    Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 2 upvotes 24K views
    atSmartZipSmartZip
    Join.me
    Join.me
    Skype
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    Zoom
    Zoom
    #VideoConferencing
    #Dialpad

    Which VideoConferencing software to use?

    Join.me, #GoToMeeting, Google, Skype... Many of the previous software I experienced disappointed me or my team in many ways: problems joining, voice/video issues, having to register or install software first. And easily, each time we just waste 10-15mn waiting for everyone to join.

    Too many signs it was time for a change.

    At my previous company, SmartZip, I made the switch to #UberConference. A Dialpad service. We're currently using Zoom at Stessa. I really like it too.

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    Skype for Business

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      Webex logo

      Webex

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      Connect with anyone, anywhere, any time.
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        TeamViewer

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          Hangouts

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          A communication platform
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              Google Meet

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                Jitsi

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                  UberConference

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                    Redbooth logo

                    Redbooth

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                    Collaborate with your team via HD video conferencing, enterprise chat and project management tools
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                      Fuse

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                        GoToMeeting logo

                        GoToMeeting

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                        A professional online meeting software
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                          Dialpad

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                            Amazon Chime

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                                GoToWebinar logo

                                GoToWebinar

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                                Online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package
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