Grooveshark iPhone App For Online Music Streaming Released On Cydia; After It Was Rejected By Apple

Grooveshark iphone app released on Cydia

Grooveshark, an online music streaming service that claims to be the 'Youtube for music' has announced that their new iPhone application is now available at the Cydia store. 

This comes after their iPhone app was rejected by the Apple app review staff multiple times over the past six months. In their announcement, the company claims that they were forced into this decision after Apple had been "ritually rejecting" their app for "primary selfish reasons".

Grooveshark is a free web based music streaming service that allows users to upload, share and stream tracks from a massive catalog of songs. The new iPhone app will allow their Premium/VIP members of the service use their jailbroken iPhones to search for music from the huge database. Additionally, users may also organize tracks into playlists, mark tracks as favorite and listen to songs offline. The web based alternative available on the company's website runs on the Adobe Flash platform and hence is not accessible via the iPhone's mobile Safari web browser. 

It is interesting that Apple rejected Grooveshark's iPhone app when a few other music streaming applications like Spotify are already available at the App Store

We expect Grooveshark's slick app interface to be a hit among jailbroken iPhone users, but the iPhone app is only available if you are a VIP member, which you can become by paying $3 per month or $30 per year. If you are a Grooveshark VIP member and eager to download the iPhone app, you may do so from the Big Boss repository on Cydia. Please check it out and let us know your views. 

[via TechCrunch, Grooveshark]