About two weeks ago we reported that SciLor, a popular dev on Android and formerly Windows Mobile, was working on bringing his Grooveshark client, GrooveMobile to Windows Phone 8. Such a move would be equivalent to the unofficial Pandora apps that we saw in the past, but built from someone with lots of Grooveshark API experience (they also seem to “change things” less often than Pandora).
Now, that app is nearing its first round of development, SciLor is looking for some beta testers to take it out for a spin. People who are interested can contact SciLor at groovemobilewp8 [/at/] scilor.com with the subject ‘SciLor's GrooveMobile WP8 Beta’ and a brief explanation as to why you want to be a beta tester and why he should choose you. Also, you'll need to send your Live ID for the private beta.
Users will be asked to submit feedback later in a forum dedicated to beta testers and we’re hopefully looking at a few weeks turn around before the app is completed. For more info, head to SciLor’s forums.
Currently, people can stream music via Grooveshark’s HTML5 website for mobile, which while decent still lacks more advanced functionality of a dedicated client. Grooveshark so far has been remiss to create their own official app, leaving it up to third-party developers with some coding skills to get the job done.
Thanks, Ikkari, for the tip!