Toronto's 500px Celebrates Fourth Birthday with Relaunch of Most Popular Feature

by Rob Lewis

500px, an online photo sharing community, is this week celebrating its four year anniversary with the relaunch of its most popular feature, Flow.

Flow allows users to see an aggregation of all the interactions of the people they follow on 500px. The feature first debuted in February 2012 and has since become the most viewed page on the site.

The Toronto-based company has revamped Flow for the second time in three months with the purpose of enhancing the photographer’s experience when interacting with the uploaded photos. New product features include larger displayed photos for a better viewing experience; inline actions that let the user like and favorite photos without leaving Flow; and intelligent grouping that displays similar actions together.

500px's fourth year was a big one.

"Almost one third of the staff was hired in the past year," the company says, adding that it also received post-Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Harrison Metal valued at $8.8 million. "The launch of the iPhone app last October was the first of many app launches of the year. Expanding across multiple platforms, we also pushed a Windows 8 Surface app as well as the Chrome OS app. And the amped focus on the Android app helped it reach the 1M - 5M download category in Google Play."

500px also partnered with Bing.

500px Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. The first version of 500px came to light in the early days of digital photography. At that time, everything was slightly different — the Internet was slower, 3.2 megapixel cameras were the latest buzz, digital photographers were just getting acquainted with their... more

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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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