Who doesn't like pretty pictures? That's right, no one. 500 Firepaper is a great way to get some lovely images from 500px on your home screen in the form of a constantly changing live wallpaper. Version 2.0 of the app is out with a number of excellent improvements, including unique functionality courtesy of 500px itself.


Chainfire opted to detail the changelog on Google+ rather than in the Play Store, so here are the high points.

  • Improved history browser
  • Experimental hardware acceleration
  • Up to seven days of image caching/pinning (with pro)
  • Miscellaneous fixes

Chainfire is working with 500px on the extended caching, which lets you save an image as your background for up to a week. The 500px API only supports 24 hour caching, which is a problem if you're away from a fast internet connection for longer. The deal with 500px extends that limit for pro users – a $3.49 upgrade.

Along with the caching, the history browser is easier to access and has been revamped with swipe navigation and a more responsive interface. The home screen should also be a little faster when rendering images thanks to the experimental hardware acceleration. It should work on most devices, but it'll eat up more RAM, thus you need to enable it manually.

500 Firepaper
500 Firepaper
Developer: Chainfire
Price: Free+