500px photo sharing app returns to Apple App Store after “pornography” complaint


posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 2:48 PM EDT


It's baaack. Only a week after being kicked out of the Apple App Store for allegedly featuring "pornographic images," popular photo sharing app 500px was available once again for the iPhone and the iPad.

It was unclear exactly what has changed in the 500px app that allowed it to return to the Apple app store but, according to The Verge, the app has added a new "report" button that "lets users easily flag inappropriate content."

500px co-founder Evgeny Tchebotarev also told The Verge, it's changed its search feature to make it harder for racy photos to turn up based on "suggestive keywords." The app also now has a 17+ age rating, a change that was made at Apple's behest.

According to Apple, 500px was originally removed from the App store for "featuring pornographic images and material," which, the company said was "a clear violation of our guidelines." Some users had even complained to Apple about child pornography turning up in the app, Apple said.

(Via The Verge)