This is a tech demo of using WebRTC without a signaling server -- the
WebRTC offer/answer exchange is performed manually by the users, for example
via IM. This means that the app can run out of
file:/// directly, without
involving a web server. You can send text messages and files between peers.
This repository contains two different clients that can talk to each other:
serverless-webrtc.jsruns under node.js
serverless-webrtc.htmlruns in Chrome or Firefox
Chat is fully interoperable between all of the above (Node, Chrome, Firefox) in any combination (tested with Chrome 35 and Firefox 29).
λ npm install serverless-webrtc λ node_modules/serverless-webrtc/serverless-webrtc.js
Under Node, if you want to create a session instead of joining one:
λ node_modules/serverless-webrtc/serverless-webrtc.js --create
In Chrome (but not Firefox), you'll need to run a local web server rather
than just browsing to
file:///, like this:
λ cd serverless-webrtc λ python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8001 . Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 8001 ...
and then browse to http://localhost:8001/.
Blog posts with more details:
Browser demo link:
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