Do Chrome and Firefox iOS applications work with Vonage Video API?

Question

Does the Vonage Video API work with Chrome and Firefox iOS applications?

Applies To

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • iOS Applications
  • Video API

Answer

Chrome and Firefox iOS applications use the iOS Safari WebView under the hood. In iOS 11 the WebView does not have access to the microphone and camera. This in turn means that Chrome, Firefox, or any hybrid application built using the iOS WebView cannot access the microphone and camera which prevents compatibility with the Vonage Video API platform. Additional details are available in the WebKit blog.

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