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What are the differences between Agora.io and WebRTC?

  • WebRTC was developed before the popularity of smartphones and is not purpose-built for native mobile apps. It may face issues when providing high-quality communications on mobile products (especially on Android).

  • WebRTC is based on P2P, and Agora.io is based on proprietary cloud services architecture that can work with P2P as required. Agora.io provides end-to-end call quality assurance and guarantees the stability of the connection and data transmission in a variety of complex network conditions, thereby bringing a better call experience.

  • The Android system runs on lots of different devices, but the overall WebRTC solution cannot bring a consistent voice experience (for example, by applying echo and noise cancellation), especially on a non-mainstream mobile phone. Agora.io is optimized to adapt to most of the devices on the market.

  • WebRTC lacks media routing support. In order to communicate in real time, WebRTC users must build and configure their own servers, which is expensive. But with distributed data centers around the world and an intelligent routing algorithm, Agora.io private cloud can solve your problem. In addition, the Agora.io SDK client also integrates new technologies such as restoring lost data packets, anti-jitter, and so on, improving the user experience in unfavorable network conditions.

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