Those who dig the photography aggregation site 500px can finally enjoy all of its offerings on their mobile device, as the official 500px app is now available in the Play Store. The app is just as simple and elegant as the site itself, paying specific attention to highlight all of the work on display instead of offering an over-the-top interface.

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Once the app is fired up, you have a grid of images available, and tapping on any image displays it in greater detail. Once the larger image is displayed, you can tap once again to get more info about it, including image name, photographer, rating, comments, and more. The app also offers the option to easily share the image over Twitter or Facebook, as well as open it directly in your browser.

A really nifty feature of this app is that it has built-in slideshow functionality, so it can basically turn your device into a digital frame that display all of the outstanding content featured on the site.

The 500px app is free in the Play Store, so hit the widget to grab it.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://rojekti.fi/ Veeti

    Deprecated menu button. ಠ_ಠ

  • Jake

    Never checked out the site before the app came out, though I heard of it. What a slick design.

  • vs8

    Bad, bad app. Needs a lot of work.

    Oh, and no Holo? That's a biggie for me. Every new app has to respect the new guidelines.

    • Relic419

      I share your sentiment. As soon as I saw the iOS "share" icon, I lost all interest. 

      • ScottColbert

        That's just idiotic; no better than the Apple fanboys whining about instagram. 

        • Relic419

          It's stupid to want to support developers who actually take the time out to adhere to the guidelines of the platform their developing on, versus those that have no regard for ui/ux paradigms of the platform? We're essentially second class citizens. Click that share button, I'm willing to bet they aren't using share intents!

          Yeah its idiotic and fanboyish.

  • Lefty2717

    I follow them on google currents, they post some awesome pics.

  • dugan6415

    OMG! another iPhone app that does something retardedly simple
    that is already available for free on the wider internet that's not supported
    on the iPhone devices due to lack of Flash or any other external development support.  What are the 100%
    reliable chances that someone else will create an app to replicate the missing
    functionality of the iPhone? It's almost like Apple has created a gated garden where the entire world must be recreated in miniature form under Apple's guidelines for the easy consumption of iTards.  

    What do you think will happen first?  iTards will run out of money due to being out-competed by competent programmers working in other companies, or the entire internet being recreated in Apps for the iPhone?   

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    The great idea is that photos can not be sent by the computer, just for mobile devices, and only at the moment they were captured. This measure helps prevent false information inserted in the social network.

    This means, you see what is happening, what the person who took the photo has to say, and where that is happening at the moment what is happening.
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    Anyone can see what is happening in your city on our web site, without registration or application for mobile.

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    OBS.: If you can not take the picture because of the gps location, try again in an open environment.