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#3 Product of the DayApril 07, 2016

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Ugur Mutlu@ugumu · PG
How exciting it is to witness WebRTC open the door to such great apps like this one!
FerossMaker@feross · WebTorrent
@ugumu We're excited too!
mrapierce@mrapierce · Creator of StripTogether
Tried it out and the interface is fantastic. I appreciate that it flawlessly works with Chromecast too.
FerossMaker@feross · WebTorrent
@mrapierce Cheers! Glad you love it <3
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
@mrapierce I'm glad someone mentioned the chrome cast! I'll definitely check it out now.
Guy Malachi@guy · Product/UX focused serial entrepreneur
Awesome! And even better news is that it supports Chromecast. Thanks for this!
FerossMaker@feross · WebTorrent
@guy Cheers!
Guy Malachi@guy · Product/UX focused serial entrepreneur
What uses are you imagining for the browser torrent client? I played around with the demo html page and am now wondering what it can be used for.
FerossMaker@feross · WebTorrent
@guy Imagine a video site like YouTube, where visitors help to host the site's content. The more people that use a WebTorrent-powered website, the faster and more resilient it becomes. Browser-to-browser communication cuts out the middle-man and lets people communicate on their own terms. No more client/server – just a network of peers, all equal. WebTorrent is the first step in the journey to redecentralize the Web. One of the most exciting uses for WebTorrent is peer-assisted delivery. Non-profit projects like Wikipedia and the Internet Archive could reduce bandwidth and hosting costs by letting visitors chip in. Popular content is served browser-to-browser, quickly and cheaply. Rarely-accessed content is served reliably over HTTP from the origin server. There are also exciting business use cases, from CDNs to app delivery.
Guy Malachi@guy · Product/UX focused serial entrepreneur
@feross sounds interesting. Can't wait to see what people do with it for actual use
Janet Alexandersson@janet_alexandersson · Lawyer and maker
I gave it a go and must say it is beautifully designed - very excited!