500px is a popular photo sharing web site and mobile app -- its not Instagram or Flickr, but it is loved by many professional photographers. That is a fact that actually got the service in trouble recently when it was, for a short time, banned by Apple from the iTunes Store. The penalty came about because the web site -- not the mobile apps -- display nude images. The photos in question are art and not porn, but Apple can be strict. Google has no such reservations about apps in its Play Store, where 500px has remained and thrived.
Today the popular service rolled out a rather large update, bringing with it a lot of new features. A full list of the updates is included below.
All of the updates included in version 1.6.1 of 500px bring important features that many users have been clamoring for. 500px is what Flickr should have been, before Yahoo came along.
The app allows customers to browse photos in multiple categories and search types, lets users follow people (much like Instagram) and now there are all of the new features included.
500px is also free and can be accessed from the web, mobile operating systems and even from within the Chrome OS, which seems to be coming on strong recently with new hardware hitting the market.
If you care to install the app on your Android device then it will require version 2.2 or newer of the mobile operating system -- not exactly a steep barrier to entry these days. You can head over to the Google Play store to grab it from there, if you already have it installed, then you should have already received the update automatically.
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