GrooveShark HTML5 Site Now Working on Windows PhoneFebruary 14, 2012 No Comments
A few weeks ago, the popular music streaming service Grooveshark launched their mobile HTML5 site. However it was not working on IE9 on Windows Phone.
Thankfully Microsoft stepped in and helped them figure out what the issue was so now, Grooveshark is running smoothly across all Windows Phone devices. The developer writes:
Yes, you read that correctly. After my previous post discussing how Grooveshark’s new HTML5 site would not work on Windows Phone 7 devices, Ben Riga, Technical Evangelist on the Windows Phone team, contacted me and offered to help. He discussed the issues with Eric Lawrence, Program Manager at Microsoft, who sent me an example of how to use postMessage to create a “proxy” for the HTTPS requests the site made. I had previously tried doing this but I was using document.write in the callstack of getting a message and it was throwing an error saying “HTTPS security is compromised”. Removing this call and using Eric’s site as a guide, I successfully made a proxy for Grooveshark’s site. Windows Phone 7 users running Mango can now use the site to listen to their favorite tunes on the go!
You can now go to the Grooveshark mobile site here.