500 Firepaper provides a live wallpaper and a daydream showing you the latest images from 500px throughout the day.
You never need to look at that boring old wallpaper again, or search for hours for a nice new one. This app will show you quality photographs from all over the world – different ones each day!
The feature (popular, editor’s choice, fresh, etc) and categories displayed are of course configurable, as is the refresh interval and the brightness of the images.
Please note that high resolution imagery and animation takes quite a bit of memory, so obviously this app is aimed at high-end devices.
Why is there no save feature ?
Not allowed per 500px API terms.
Three finger tap to go to the next image doesn’t seem to work, what now ?
On some devices (like the HTC One) you need to put down your fingers one-by-one.
Why can’t I pause indefinitely or show an image for longer than a day ?
Per 500px API terms the app cannot keep an image around for longer than 24 hours.
Can I keep the same image when switching between portrait and landscape ?
No. Portrait and landscape images have very different aspect ratios. What works in one orientation generally doesn’t in the other.
Why does this use so much RAM ?
High-resolution imagery takes a lot of memory in uncompressed form, and multiple buffers are required. But fear not, should your device need the memory while the wallpaper/daydream is not visible, the memory occupied by the app will automagically be released and repurposed.
Disk usage just keeps growing. Why can’t I configure any limit ?
The built-in cache limit is around 256 MB – I’ve never seen it actually reach that limit before cleaning itself up, though.
Can the cached images be put somewhere else, like on my sd card ?
No, they cannot.
Do you want a balloon ?
No, but thanks for asking.
500 Firepaper application is completely dependent on the availability of 500px and its APIs. 500px can remove the APIs or revoke this application’s API keys at any time. This will cause the application to stop working.
Due to 500px’s API usage conditions, the application cannot cache images for longer than 24 hours. As such, if you are not connected to Wi-Fi while either charging or having a near-full battery for more than a day, the application will run out of images to display.
This application uses the 500px(tm) API and is not endorsed or certified by 500px or 500px Inc. All 500px Trademarks displayed on this application are property of 500px Inc.
No personal or private information about you is collected or transmitted by this app.
500 Firepaper user reviews :
Mostly beautiful app See much of the same pics often, usually way off centered. The ones that fit homescreen look stunning usually. No complaints there. I do wish there was a longer interval than 1 hour just for battery saving. 4 hours would be nice, or even 2. Also, daydream does not work on my VZW Moto X. It’s just a black screen. 3 finger tap does nothing, just black. Pity, cause it could be great.
Amazing app Awesome app works great. Pictures look fantastic runs smoothly no noticeable battery drain.
Amazing The images are simply amazing with great detail. It works really well on 4.4 Kit Kat since everything is transparent and you get full screen wallpapers. Another great app by Chainfire.
Last Update 03.05.2014 :
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