Grooveshark just danced its way back onto the iPhone with an HTML5 app

Grooveshark may be in a heap of legal trouble these days, but that hasn’t stopped the company from circling around again and taking another swipe at the App Store and Android Marketplace. Apple and Google may have kicked the company out of their app markets, but with a brand new HTML 5 application, Grooveshark has found a way back onto users’ phones.

The application works just like you’d expect, streaming music across the web directly to your mobile web browser. All you have to do is save the website directly to your home screen and it looks like a native app.

When the iPhone was released, Jobs and Apple were big on web apps being the only way developers could get their programs on the phone. That tune changed quickly, but it seems sometimes companies are better off with a web application. Just ask the Financial Times and Amazon. Both companies have recently built HTML 5 applications to get around App Store guidelines.

One thing is for sure, Grooveshark really needs a new icon for its web app, geesh.

Via: Read Write Web

Joshua is the Content Marketing Manager at BuySellAds. He’s also the founder of And since all that doesn’t quite give him enough content to wrangle, he’s also a technology journalist in his spare time, with bylines at PCWorld, Macworld and TechHive.