I coded this firefox add-on to query the Grooveshark search site much quicker than their standard search tool add-on.
Grooveshark currently provide a useful search add-on, it installs Grooveshark search to your current list of search engines within Firefox. By searching for an artist or song you are directed to the Grooveshark website and results are displayed.
I re-coded their XML install file to include a live suggest feature pulling related words as you type from Yahoo to speed up your search query.
1. The below image shows the default Grooveshark add-on, you have to type in the artist and song title and then click on the magnify button to complete a search:
2. And here is my improved version in action, as you type you will be prompted with relevant words speeding up your search, no need to click on magnify button. Just type, select, go.
Try It Out:
If you haven’t installed the Grooveshark search add-on for Firefox please try my version:
“Click here to install Firefox Grooveshark auto suggest search add-on”
Note* I would prefer you install it via my Firefox Official Plugin page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14319 this allow me to track downloads, installs and reviews etc.
How to uninstall:
To uninstall the add-on just select “Manage Search Engines” from your drop down list then select and remove it.
Hope it improves your search speed on Grooveshark
Note: This add-on will install to “Microsoft Internet Explorer” browser but the auto suggest feature is disabled.
What is Grooveshark ?
Grooveshark is a Rich Internet Application, (RIA) written in ActionScript using the Adobe Flex framework which runs in Adobe Flash. Its design implements various sliding panels to categorize and display lists of information, similar in style to that of the Apple iPhone. A right-aligned black modal window also slides in to display more information for songs, playlists, and users.
Grooveshark also lets users upload music to their online music library through a Java Web Start application. The upload program scans folders specified for mp3′s, uploading and adding them to the user’s online library on the service. The ID3 information of the uploaded song is linked to the user and the file is uploaded to Grooveshark which allows on-demand music playback. Collectively, each user’s uploaded library is available to any user of Grooveshark. All content on the service is user-sourced.
The website also allows users to upload music files on their hard drive to the search database, resulting in constant growth of its library.