This is a great idea, and I’m into it. When the iPhone and iOS launched, the pitch was that it didn’t need apps—the browser could do everything we needed.
Now, years later, it’s getting to the point where it truly can… except, maybe Apple doesn’t want it to.
This was my first experience with Apple lagging behind in implementing new web APIs. Though Chrome and FireFox were both actively implementing and excited about WebRTC, there was not a peep from Apple. iOS still hasn’t added WebRTC support to this day. Though, they’ve apparently been hiring WebRTC engineers of the Safari team. So here’s hoping…
But it kinda makes sense, right? Why would they? They’d rather you use FaceTime, right?
They seem fine with improving the browser engine, but seem very slow to do anything that involves increasing the web’s reach in the OS.