Lightbox.com

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Lightbox.com (Android app)
Lightbox Screenshot.png
Viewing a posted photo in Lightbox Android app
Developer(s) Lightbox
Initial release June 5, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-06-05)[1]
Development status Discontinued
Operating system Android 2.1 or later
Size 2.3 MB
Type Android Photo & Video
License Freeware
Website Official website

Lightbox.com was a website, Android app,[2] and photo blogging platform that allowed users to post images, text, links, and more to their personal photo blog.[3]

History[edit]

Founded by Thai Tran[4] (formerly a product manager at Google and YouTube) and Nilesh Patel,[5] Lightbox received $1.1 million in seed funding from Index, Accel, SV Angel, 500 Startups, and others.[2][5]

On December 12, 2011, Lightbox launched its Version 2.0.[6] At this time, Tran announced that the Android app was approaching 1 million downloads.[4]

On May 15, 2012, the Lightbox.com team was acquired by Facebook Inc. This had caused Lightbox to be fully closed on June 15, 2012.[7]

Awards[edit]

  • In October 2011, PC World listed Lightbox.com at number 72 in PC World 100 Best Products of 2011.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parsons, Chris (15 June 2011). "Lightbox Photos now available in the Android Market". Android Central. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Perez, Sarah (12 December 2011). "Lightbox App Debuts New Photo Journal: It’s A Lazy Man’s Tumblr". Techcrunch. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Bonner, Julie (12 December 2011). "New Lightbox App Feature – Your Photo Journal". Blogworld. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Hardawar, Devindra (12 December 2011). "Lightbox leaps beyond Instagram with Tumblr-like photo journals". VentureBeat. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Butcher, Mike (13 March 2011). "Lightbox wants to be Android’s new camera app, raises $1.1 million from Valley players". Techcrunch Europe. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Introducing Lightbox 2.0: Your personal photo journal". Lightbox.com. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Constine, Josh (15 May 2012). "Facebook Hires Team From Android Photosharing App Dev Lightbox To Quiet Mobile Fears". TechCrunch. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "100 Best Products of 2011". PC World. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Lightbox Photos for Android". PC World. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 

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