[dropcap]Popular photography site 500px sent out an email yesterday (22nd April) afternoon, to members announcing that they were discontinuing support for their Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps at the end of April. Photography site 500px abandoning Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps is a bigger blow to Microsoft’s struggling platform.[/dropcap]
The 500px Windows 8.1 app is already unavailable from the store. However, the Windows Phone one is still has the app listed although scheduled for discontinuation too.
The email, entitled ‘Reevaluating our 500px Apps’, explained the reasoning behind the move:
“As the 500px community grows, we’re faced with the ongoing challenge of reevaluating our product lineup. This ensures our team can focus on the products that will enable and reward visual creativity for the most people at the highest standards of quality.”
“With that in mind, I’m writing to share that our Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Google Chrome OS applications will be discontinued at the end of April. Members using these devices are encouraged to use our website at 500px.com.”
Photography site 500px abandoning Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps is a bad feel for Microsoft. Luckily for users, there are plenty of well-reviewed third-party 500px apps to use on both platforms.