Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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FastFeed for 500px lives up to its name, providing a fast way for users to browse through the people they follow on 500px, as well as discover new content. It's stylish and fast, and bound to be a hit for regular users of the service.
Much of FastFeed for 500px's strength stems from its tab support. It's possible to open up numerous tabs at the bottom of the screen, covering various different subject areas. Then it's just a matter of tapping on each to switch between different lists. It's an immediately attractive and convenient solution, thanks to everything only ever taking a matter of a couple of seconds to set up. Above the tabs are a series of thumbnails displaying the photos on offer within each category.
Tap on one of those thumbnails and the image is enlarged, displaying icons for comments, likes, loves, and other relevant information. Like the photographer in question? Tap on their name and their info is transferred to a tab with details such as how popular they are on the service, as well as what camera equipment they have and any other information they might have provided. It's all very intuitive and makes FastFeed for 500px a satisfying app to use.
There's a choice of layouts with Grid focused on allowing one to scan through images quickly, while Flow lends itself to those wanting to view the full image. Each serving a convenient purpose at different times.
FastFeed for 500px is an app for consumers and viewers rather than those who want to upload their own images, but it does the job well enough to be worth recommending. It practically turns 500px into a form of coffee table book, making it so easy to spend a long time browsing through what's been uploaded. Such simplicity yet beauty makes it an easy recommendation to make.