The relatively new Web Realtime Communications (WebRTC) technology offers a solution to my lifetime dreams of providing affordable feature rich connectivity solutions for people, things and places. Back in the late 80's even before the Internet and Smartphones, I got interested in messaging and data transfer, however, the solutions to share information and inter-connect people in real time were very limited for most home based computers. Client/server technology was prolific in the commercial world, but very expensive and did not go far enough technologically to support an affordable robust "real time" global communications network for the general population, especially in the "public services sector" where so much personal information is shared and privacy is of utmost importance.
As the internet matured, I began getting more interested in my plans to establish a Global Communications Network, which could offer "social networking and public services client/agency connectivity" to a large worldwide user base. Social Networking servers provided a good market for independent software developers to code and provide application plugins and apps for both client desktops and mobile phones. The applications still lacked the “realtime interactive video/data communications” and today for video chat and conferencing, the tools such as Skype, Google Voice/Talk/Hangouts, Facebook's Messenger/FaceTime and others require proprietary server services to connect clients. These services are mostly free subscription based and have a large user community, however most do not provide the privacy secure communications and the application layers required in public services applications where the logic of matching users seeking help with specific service resources is required. A targeted phone and/or video conference for people needing help could save lives and offer timely physical and mental comfort to those in need. There's become a very strong awareness of the need for caring "person to person (peer to peer) communications", especially for the homeless, addicted, poverty stricken, and mental health communities. Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired me in her message recently commenting on the Parkland H.S. shooting and other atrocities, "that people need to communicate more and be able to inter-connect with one another in healthy conversation to assuage loneliness and reach out to help one another joining hands in love".
My goal is to build and deploy a very responsive WebRTC application to facilitate private and secure voice/video conversation to enable people in need to reach out for quality and fast turnaround help from supporting non-profit public services agencies. My hope is to provide an impact on reducing homelessness, addiction, hunger and poverty, and the effects and discomfort of mental illness. A benefit of utilizing WebRTC audio/video technology is that the software can add the feature of "speech-to-speech" communications in the end users language of choice with displayed captions utilizing machine translation apps from Google or Microsoft. High performing, affordable realtime speech translation for multi-culture societies to have meaningful conversation is a fantastic WebRTC feature especially for global communications.