GrooveShark Back on iOS Devices with New Web App
The popular music service, Grooveshark, seems to have made its way back to the iPhone, thanks to the company’s new HTML web app. Many Grooveshark fans will be happy to hear that you can now access the free service on iOS devices without the need for a jailbroken app. Apple originally pulled Grooveshark from the App Store because of its questionably-illegal nature. Shortly after, the app became available on Cydia for those with jailbroken iOS devices. The company seems to have abandoned Flash for the more mobile-friendly HTML5 web app that all iOS users can enjoy.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Grooveshark, the service seems to be a mix of Pandora and Spotify. Utilizing the new web app, you can search for songs and play different stations (like Pandora). Songs can be played in the background through Mobile Safari and the app’s UI scales very well for the iPhone and iPad. The selection found in Grooveshark isn’t as large as what’s available on the iTunes Store, but those with a more mainstream taste in music shouldn’t have any trouble finding what you are looking for. For unlimited access and no ads on your mobile device, you can purchase Grooveshark Anywhere for $9/month.
This HTML5 app is an example of another company circumventing the curated nature of Apple’s App Store. Amazon recently launched an HTML5 web app for the iPad that allows users to purchase Kindle ebooks as well. This was Amazon’s big move after they offered to purchase links for ebooks in its native iOS app because it violated the App Store’s guidelines.
Have any of you tried Grooveshark’s web app out? If so, what did you think of it? Share any thoughts and opinions below!
Source: The Next Web