Grooveshark Announces HTML5-Based Mobile Web App
With Grooveshark available on practically every platform known to mankind, you’d be excused for thinking they’d covered all their bases pretty thoroughly. The Grooveshark development team disagrees, apparently, as they’ve just released another new player. The latest new player is an HTML5 web app for mobile browsers.
Accessing Grooveshark on mobile devices without downloading an actual app is an attractive proposition, and with most decent mobile browsers supporting HTML5 pretty well these days, there’s really no reason not to go this route. You can access the new web app simply by navigating to Grooveshark.com on a mobile device. All the major Grooveshark features are available in the mobile web app, including your personal playlists, genre-specific radio stations, etc.
Not only is this particular app a pretty cool idea, it may also be the harbinger of a new trend in mobile development. We’ve already seen a huge amount of what we do on home computers move to the browser thanks to HTML5, and it might be mobile’s turn next. From editing documents to streaming media, it’s all accomplished in-browser for a lot of PC users, so why can’t mobile users be next to make that jump? It would certainly be nice to say goodbye to the idea of downloading and installing apps before we can use them.