Google Music Beta crosses the aisle, launches for iOS via web app and it’s a HTML 5 optimized Music Beta player for iOS 4, which is announced via Twitter. Google asks for the allowance of 25mb to be stored on your device and you are presented with a full run down of all of the artists you uploaded to the service…………..
Google has launched its Music Beta streaming service for iOS devices with an attractive, slick web app for iPhone, iPad und IPod Touch, which isaccessible only through the Safari browser, rather than a native app, that means Google doesn’t have to mess around getting Apfel‘s approval for an official place in the Appstore. Google Musik is a cloud service, currently an invite-only and US-only beta product, that stores the user’s entire music library on the cloud. Google Music Beta web app allows users to easily browse upto 20,000 songs they’ve uploaded through Google Musik by flicking left and right between artists, albums, songs, playlists and genres. Songs can be played from any device with an internet connection, just by visiting Google Musik’s website or running the official app and new songs can be uploaded at any time from regular computers, yet smartphone users can simply play them. While Google made a full-fledged app available for Android at launch, the company is taking a different approach with its iOS strategy by accomplishing all that a native app would do in a web app. There’s no fancy installation process or Appstore jargon, just head to music.google.com from Mobile Safari to start using the service this very moment, provided you reside in the U.S. and also have a Google Musik account. A weaker user experience would be expected, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, aside from Safari’s controls, it acts just like a native app, down to the smooth and nice-looking transitions. The web app requires you to authorize it to use up to 25MB of storage on your iPhone or iPad, in order to cache the content somewhere while its being streamed down from Google’s servers. Since Google Musik requires a permanent connection to the Internet in order to function, perhaps bringing forward a native app wouldn’t make much sense for the company.