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PubNub somewhat perplexingly describes itself as the "only global real-time network" there is. What the company appears to mean is that it provides the cloud infrastructure and key building blocks for real-time apps that scale globally to any device.

Essentially then, the PubNub Real-Time Network takes care of the cloud infrastructure, connections, and key building blocks for real-time interactivity.

The firm has this month released an open source template to allow developers to add Skype-like video chat into their apps. The free template provides a fully functional video chat platform using WebRTC, PubNub, and Google authentication for a global, reliable collaboration solution.

"When Skype launched its VoIP platform a decade ago, it sent ripples through the telecommunications industry. While the WebRTC protocol has created huge excitement as a way to deliver video chat ubiquitously, there's still a gap between the protocol itself and the ability to deploy a working, globally scaled, collaboration application using this technology," said Stephen Blum, CTO and cofounder of PubNub. "Now, by combining PubNub's Real-Time Network and WebRTC, anyone can deliver a true, Skype-like video chat app in a matter of days."

The firm talks about its new release in grand terms and says that now, for the first time, all the core elements needed to build and deploy a fully featured WebRTC video chat product are available as a documented, open source template.

This new template uses the browser's built-in WebRTC protocol for peer-to-peer audio and video, and adds the additional components needed for a fully deployable video chat application: All the source code, and a website with a working app using the template, is available here.


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