Last summer, Gruveo had to drop support of desktop Internet Explorer and Safari due to switching to the new WebRTC technology. We’ve been longing to bring Gruveo back to our IE and Safari users ever since, and we are happy to announce that we are doing it today.
Gruveo now works in IE 10+ and Safari 7+ on desktop with the help of the excellent Temasys WebRTC plugin. The plugin is a free, quick install for Windows and Mac OS X that enables the WebRTC functionality in IE and Safari. Gruveo will prompt you to install the plugin if you try to make a call in one of those browsers, and we also provide a detailed installation guide.
The WebRTC plugin comes from a trusted source: Temasys is a Singapore-based company that is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards committee and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working group that are actually defining the WebRTC technology itself.
Once the plugin is installed, Gruveo “just works”, enabling effortless video conversations with other Gruveo users no matter what platform they are on.
There are a few known issues to Gruveo operation in IE and Safari, the status of which you can find here.
Safari and Internet Explorer, we are happy to have you back!