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500px releases iPhone app

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The new 500px app for iPhone includes Flow, a photo stream based on the actions of your friends on 500px.
The app lets users browse images by categories including Fresh, Editor’s Choice, Popular or Upcoming. 

Photographers who use the photo sharing platform 500px now have another mobile platform option to access their images on the go.

After releasing mobile apps for iPad and Android less than a year ago, the 500px app for iPhone devices is now available for free in the App Store. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and requires iOS 5.0 or later.

“Our iPhone app is focused on great photography and, with minimal UI, is distraction-free,” says Adam Shutsa, lead designer at 500px. “We display the largest photos possible for the device with an outstanding design that fills the screen and showcases our community’s incredible photos.”

Full press release

New 500px iPhone app raises the bar on mobile photo sharing

Toronto, November 282012. With a million downloads expected by year-end for its iPad and Android apps — both released less than a year ago — the 500px mobile platforms have exceeded the company’s goals. In fact, when 500px released its iPad app in 2011, the company was relatively unknown. And when the app generated 100K downloads in its first week, the photography community took notice.

Now, 500px is set to raise the bar even higher with the launch of its new iPhone app today at 11am ET, featuring a lush design and elegant, easy to navigate user interface. 

“We have been developing our iPhone app for some time,” says Oleg Gutsol, CEO, 500px. “However, we only release a new product or an update when it meets our high aesthetic and functional standards and enhances our photographers’ experience.”

The iPhone app is part of the company’s strategy to bring the premium photo experience of 500px to the mobile users.

Outstanding design

Members of the 500px community can effortlessly glide through the app using the navigation bar at the top of the screen to browse their favorite categories including Fresh, Editor’s Choice, Popular or Upcoming. They can easily search for content by photographer and keywords.

Flow, a photo stream based on the actions of your friends on 500px and one of the platform’s most popular features, has been integrated into the iPhone app as well. This is an essential component of the build.  

“Our iPhone app is focused on great photography and, with minimal UI, is distraction-free,” says Adam Shutsa, lead designer at 500px. “We display the largest photos possible for the device with an outstanding design that fills the screen and showcases our community’s incredible photos.”

When people view photos, they can interact with them by liking, commenting, or adding them to their favourites. Users can explore photos and email or share them on social channels.

Tap on a photographer’s avatar on the top of the screen will reveal their profile, photos, bio and other info.

Near the bottom you can see the comments photographers have made about their work, its rating, pulse and details on the camera and how and where the photo was taken.

“With our new iPhone app, we are continuing to push the boundaries to create a seamless, premium photo sharing experience for photographers, on any device they use,” Gutsol adds.

About 500px

500px is a premium photo sharing platform for aspiring and professional photographers. It is powered by creative people worldwide and lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photos. 500px was founded in late 2009 by two acclaimed photographers and entrepreneurs, Oleg Gutsol, CEO and Evgeny Tchebotarev, COO, and has grown to become the premier platform with the highest quality photography worldwide.

Comments

Total comments: 7
drunkencoder
By drunkencoder (Dec 8, 2012)

500px app is awesome, you should consider submitting it for an award on The Best Mobile App Awards website - http://www.bestmobileappawards.com/open-award-contests. Seems to be a good mix of smaller developers and bigger companies. In the least, you'll get listed as an award nominee... anyway good job and good luck

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Magnus3D
By Magnus3D (Dec 5, 2012)

I refuse to sign up and pay for anything with 500px until they start caring about all of us Android users.

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Benarm
By Benarm (Dec 3, 2012)

500px is awesome, great to see it's native app on iOS.

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Daxs
By Daxs (Dec 1, 2012)

I don't care!

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Bill Bentley
By Bill Bentley (Nov 29, 2012)

I recently gave 500px a test drive on my desktop. I really liked it. Enough so that I signed up for a full membership on Black Friday. For me it's just like Adam said, “We display the largest photos possible for the device with an outstanding design that fills the screen and showcases our community’s incredible photos.”

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KerryBE
By KerryBE (Nov 29, 2012)

I love this app on my iPad. A slide show while playing some nice music can't be beat.

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willo78
By willo78 (Nov 28, 2012)

For some reason I thought IS0500 was the official one on the iPhone, will give the 500px official one a go and see how it goes.

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