Apple Embraces Online Dating – At Last!

June 17, 2017 at 4.41am by in International Dating

June 7 saw an announcement from Youenn Fablet, software engineer at Apple, which the computing world has been waiting for years and which will have far reaching effects for the Online Dating industry

In basic English it means that Apple devices, including Mac (Safari) and iPhone (iOS) will finally support software (called WebRTC) allowing audio and video chat ability. Launch is expected in September.

From the website :

From the link, Peer5, a startup that offers serverless CDN for massively-scaled video streaming, writes in a blogpost:
This is HUGE news for the computing industry. Since its introduction in 2011, WebRTC has become an incredibly important part of everyone’s favorite platforms and applications. It is at the core of a few services that you might have heard of, including Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and Slack. WebRTC is also supported natively by most major web browsers, including Chrome, Firefox and Opera. But there were 2 big holdouts — Microsoft’s Edge browser and Apple’s Safari. This meant that people using those browsers couldn’t access WebRTC-based services without installing some type of plug-in. Well, those days are over given the WWDC news and Microsoft’s announcement back in January regarding WebRTC support in Edge. Developers can now create compelling browser-based applications that incorporate real-time audio and video (and maybe even a peer-to-peer component) and know that 99% of the world’s Web surfers will be able to use their services without having to install any plug-ins or additional software. This newfound ubiquity for WebRTC might even make a developer question whether he has to build a native iOS or Android app to deliver his service to end-users.

For Ukraine Brides, this is great news! Many years ago we were faced with the decision whether to provide audio and video chat ability on our site, fully aware that anyone with an Apple device would not be able to use the facility. We decided to implement the software, allow those that had non-Apple devices to enjoy the benefits and wait for Apple to implement into their software. This same issue faced the entire computing community, not just dating sites.

Many of our members have complained over the years that “our chat system does not work” and we had to explain and arrange alternate methods for video chat, such as skype. It was a frustrating wait for our members and ourselves – Apple don’t typically announce impending launches, so it was a wait and see situation.

What is wonderful for Ukraine Brides is that the moment that the software is launched by Apple, our chat system will be fully operational – we have already developed the software which will allow for immediate video chat functionality.

We have always believed that allowing video chat is a key component when searching for a Ukrainian bride using online dating and that is why we launched the chat facility, even though we knew some members could not access it. Being able to see each other is much more likely to solidify the emotional chemistry than messages or text chat and, for that reason, we introduced free video chat with every lady on our Ukraine Brides website in 2016 ( We also now strongly encourage men to have at least one video chat with their Ukraine or Russian lady before they travel to meet her.

We are delighted with the announcement from Apple and we will confirm as soon as it is live and available.

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