by Melinda E
Grooveshark is a website, run by Flash, to play songs by the users choice. Unlike Pandora, it has not been available for iPhone for whatever reason as an app. It was also pulled as an app from other phones. Now, Grooveshark has made an HTML5 version of its online site so anyone with a smart phone (except Windows phones) can access and listen to any song they want. It can be accessed through a web browser on a phone. Right now the site is in Beta mode and they have some specific people testing it. Unfortunately, a lot of record companies are suing them now like EMI, because they don’t like the ease of availability for consumers listening to tracks for free.
This article relates to a very important subject we discussed in class. HTML5 is about to change the internet world. A less intensive, yet highly effective new coding platform makes web applications available on almost all mediums. Flash has been around for over a decade and finally has a suitable rival.
I’m curious to keep up with this new form of website because I want to see who is learning it and teaching it. I want to know if it is easy to learn or if it will eventually be more user friendly to make with programs that do most of it for you like Dreamweaver or Flash. Hopefully it’s easy to code since you don’t have to be exactly perfect with mistypes. After reading more about HTML5 I have discovered they added new media support under <video>, <audio>, and <canvas> to integrate into the pages.
Marscaritolo, Angela. Grooveshark Launches HTML5 Web App Despite Lawsuits. January 13, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2012 from http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398923,00.asp