Facebook file-sharing app Pipe shifting from Flash to WebRTC
Pipe just launched a new version of its Facebook file-sharing app, illustrating that the shift away from Adobe Systems’ Flash Player to Web standards is getting steadily easier.
Pipe lets people send files as large as 1GB to each other when sender and recipient are both online — a peer-to-peer connection that Pipe merely facilitates. If the recipient is offline, Pipe has to store the file for a time, and the limit is 250MB. Previously, Pipe had a maximum size of 100MB.
Pipe only launched last June, but the Web’s move away from Flash means the company’s move to a different technology was only a matter of time. … [Read more]
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