500 Firepaper will stop working on June 15th as 500px closes down API

500 Firepaper will stop working on June 15th as 500px closes down API

Those of you who love having a random, but always great wallpaper, have surely heard about 500 Firepaper. It’s an application that was created by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire and it has been changing the look of many Android home screens since late 2013. Unfortunately, according to the developer, 500 Firepaper will stop working this June as the 500px is shutting down its API.

500px is a place where professional photographers share their work. Artists create their portfolios and upload their work to gain recognition for themselves. The site offers a few plans, including a free one that allows uploading seven photos a week. Photos are sorted by categories so that everyone can find some quality shots. The Canadian startup has been offering public API access since 2011 which is how 500 Firepaper has been able to operate. While the 500px API closure has yet to be confirmed on the company’s official blog, Chainfire announced that the API closes down on June 15th and henceforth his app will no longer work.

Unfortunately, this means that you can no longer use the 500 Firepaper app will to retrieve any photos from 500px. Without a proper source of getting images, the application will likely be deprecated. So far the app has been installed over 500 thousand times, so we can assume that it generated significant traffic on the site. The news that 500px’s API will be shut down is a big blow to all photography lovers.

Those of you who would like to enjoy the application for the last few weeks of its existence can head over to its forum thread or go to the Play Store to get the latest version.

500 Firepaper
500 Firepaper
Developer: Chainfire
Price: Free+

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