500px app returns to App Store with new ‘Report’ feature

By , Jan 29, 2013

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Good news this morning for all of you 500px users. After getting pulled by Apple last week due to nude photo controversy, the photography service’s iOS client has made its way back into the App Store.

The app returns today with multiple bug fixes, and a new ‘Report This Photo’ feature that allows users to report a photo they believe to be inappropriate. We have the full change log after the fold…

From the App Store:

What’s New In This Version:
• Fixes an issue that would redirect a user after logging in
• Fixes an issue that resulted in partially downloaded photos
• Added “Report this photo” button (Tap the details icon on a photo and scroll to the bottom)

The app kept its ‘Nude’ photo category. But 500px changed around some search term filters to make the photos harder to find. The client also now carries an ‘at least 17 years or older’ App Store rating.

The news comes just a few days after Twitter’s new video-sharing app Vine saw a similar problem, where a pornographic clip made it into its ‘Editor’s Pick’ section. But interestingly enough, Apple didn’t pull it.

Folks were looking for Apple to be consistent here, and it looks a bit sketchy that it wasn’t. Maybe the preferential treatment had something to do with its close relationship with Twitter, who purchased Vine last fall.

Nevertheless, the real news here is that 500px is back in the App Store. And if you’re interested in checking it out, you can download it by clicking here. Some features are member-only, but browsing is free.

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  • Mohammad Ridwan

    This little drama gave them huge publicity…

    • http://twitter.com/sharmanhall sharmanhall

      True, I never heard of 500px until the controversy of their app removed.

  • Falk M.

    A report feature is all well and good, really, however I find it annoying it got introduced so shortly after all this debacle.

    meh…