App Update: 500px for Windows Phone 8 v1.1 – Zoom Photos, Multi Language, Fixes


Debuted last month on Windows Phone, the photo hosting & sharing 500px app has been updated to the version 1.1 fixing some known bugs and improving performance while adding new features along including pinch-to-zoom photographs, lock screen attribution and multi language support. There is no support of uploading photos.

We reviewed in detail the 500px last month when it released on Windows Phone 8 platform when we also discussed few missing things. Users also gave their feedback to the developers of the app and yet the actually listened and returned quickly with the update. Following updates have now been pushed to the app in Windows Phone store with the version 1.1.

Language Support

The 500px Windows Phone 8 application can now be enjoyed in the following languages:

  1. Arabic
  2. Bahasa Indonesian
  3. Brazilian Portuguese
  4. French
  5. German
  6. Italian
  7. Russian
  8. Spanish
  9. Simplified Chinese
  10. Traditional Chinese
  11. Thai
  12. Vietnamese

Performance Improvements

We are continually trying to make the 500px applications faster and easier to use. In this release we’ve increased photo quality and also reduced load speeds to improve the experience.

Zoom Photographs

In photo view, you may now pinch to zoom photographs to see details you might have otherwise missed.

Lock Screen Attribution

We’ve added the photographers name to the lock screen so that you’re acknowledged for your amazing work.

Remember Location

Confidently switch between grid and photo views knowing that you will always be returned to the correct location and see the last photo viewed.


Download official 500px app for your Windows Phone from Windows Store or scan the following QR code to reach the app page in the store. Use the app, explore photos and come back to write us comments about your thoughts.

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