One of the exciting things about HTML5 web-apps is the way they can be accessed by smartphone and tablet owners without requiring approval from the app store owners. However, this applies just as much to companies on the music industry’s blacklist.
Grooveshark’s native apps were removed from both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market last year, but the company has now launched a new HTML5 version which runs on iOS, Android, and tablets from RIM and HP.
The company is encouraging users to try the app on other devices to see if it works, too. Being a web-app means no offline listening is possible, though.
Meanwhile, two Grooveshark employees have separately created a website called ToGrooveshark, aimed at converting free Spotify users to Grooveshark users by porting their playlists.