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Holy sh**, Grooveshark iPhone app now available in the App Store! (Download Squad)

Aug 12th 2010 1:42PM With a form of Flash available to jailbroken iPhones now (called Frash), I can actually say from experience that Flash on mobile devices really isn't that great. While I think that users should be able to choose what they do with their device, the omission of Flash really isn't that big of a deal. It sucks up the battery, videos don't play in full screen, and games are nearly useless without a mouse. Plus you don't have to see any placeholders for those annoying Flash ads.

With that being said, Grooveshark as a flash app would not work well for mobile devices. The UI would be much too cramped for the iPhone's screen, and you would always have to leave a tab open in Safari that would be running Flash. That would not be good.

The fact that Apple has finally allowed Grooveshark into the App Store is a good thing. Grooveshark is a great app, and now that it has the chance to go mainstream, hopefully the developers will put more resources into developing the app. I would like to see the graphics updated for the Retina display, background streaming, and easier playlist creation for starters.

In summary, Tom is right. Stop beating a dead horse and be happy that you can enjoy Grooveshark without jailbreaking your phone. HTML 5 really is the future anyways.

Engadget's relaunch giveaways: let's start with a Zune (Engadget)

Sep 19th 2006 10:23PM Better than Me - Hinder