500px Gives Photography Community Access to a Bigger Global Audience with Launch of App for Windows 8
Starting today, 500px opens another window on photography with the release of our new app for Windows 8.
“We’ve taken the signature 500px photo-sharing experience that was so popular on other tablets and built that same functionality into the Windows Store app design,” says 500px chief product officer and co-founder Evgeny Tchebotarev. “Microsoft has made design a priority across its businesses. That’s why we’re working with them to showcase our photographers on the Bing homepage. Now people can enjoy our photos directly on the new 500px app for Windows 8.”
“500px features an immersive, full-screen experience ideal for viewing beautiful photos from some of the most talented photographers in the world,” said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. “This new Windows Store app will give our users access to the rich 500px platform on any Windows 8 device.”
A hub for the world’s best photos
Our talented design team used the Windows 8 hub model as inspiration for the responsive app to ensure the design provides an easy to navigate, intuitive experience for anyone familiar with the Surface tablet or any other Windows 8 device.
- Left to right navigation that follows the Windows 8 grid and offers users infinite scrolling
- Click on photos for lush, full-screen images you can like, comment on or share with pixel-perfect resolution on Windows 8 devices and even the largest screens
- When you’re logged into your 500px account, you’ll get notifications and have access to all your 500px streams, like Flow, Following, Favorites and Popular, Editor’s Choice and Upcoming
- If you’re not logged in, you’ll see Editor’s choice, Upcoming and Popular feeds
- There’s larger in-line information on Flow including the ability to like or favorite photos
- Top level navigation lets you tap on Flow header to get more info
- Set up a slideshow from any view
The 500px app for Windows 8 is available in the Windows Store.