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01-13-2012, 09:31 PM #1
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
01-14-2012, 12:00 AM #2
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awesome. now we just need to be able to login with our accounts to access our favs and whatnot and it will be perfect.
01-14-2012, 12:58 AM #3
Felling like iOS has become a big burden for no value.
iPhone 4 with iOS 5 worked well but iPhone 4s with its origin iOS 5 does support many of the apps and features. Its just SIRI that made the way for iPhone 4s and SIRI hangs a lot.
iphone 4s is not doing better in the market.
01-14-2012, 01:21 AM #4
"Questionably-illegal nature." Lol. I love how certain aspects of "illegal nature" are not only allowed to be discussed here, but there are entire posts about the subject(s), and discussion is encouraged.
If Grooveshark is perceived by some as stealing music...why is it allowed to be discussed? If this had anything to do with a certain other topic that we cannot even mention the name of here, we would not only not be allowed to discuss it, but are posts would be edited or deleteted entirely.....Double standards....so strange.El Zurdo
01-14-2012, 11:11 AM #5
I'll stick to pandora...
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01-14-2012, 12:08 PM #7
Yeah it does sort of suck that you can't add to my music or to offline capabilities. I got rid of all the songs stored on my phone so I can have that memory for other stuff. Grooveshark is great!
01-14-2012, 01:07 PM #8
I think I'll stick to the GS app in cydia for now
01-14-2012, 03:05 PM #9
01-14-2012, 03:44 PM #10
I use Grooveshark with the Groovin' greasy scrobbler for Chrome A LOT. If I could sign in and play my playlists this would be great, though it matches Last.fm for iPhone's functionality whilst being free so that's nice.
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01-15-2012, 04:05 AM #15
Can't seem to find it... is it under a different name?
01-15-2012, 09:54 AM #16
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01-15-2012, 03:18 PM #18
Don't know if it's just me, but when I save it to home screen there is no preset logo so you end up with an ugly screenshot icon. Also doesn't hide the address bar when you load it, so it's not fully optimised. Works though so I can't knock it on that basis.
iPhone 4 5.0.1 Untethered Redsn0w
iPad 2 5.0.1 Untethered Absinthe
01-15-2012, 10:21 PM #19
02-06-2012, 03:01 AM #20Siri in iphone 4
Siri hangs while assisting. i had to reboot my device again and again.
Siri is not recognizing my accent properly and does something different than assisted.
It is better to do self rather assisting,