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Today I received an invitation to try Lightbox Beta for Android. Lightbox is an app for sharing and viewing photos. It has the ability to integrate with Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and Tumbler. The user interface consists of three tabs: My Lightbox, News, and Popular. Each is simply a tiled grid of photos that you can enlarge and flip through. The My Lightbox tab pulls photos from your connected social networks. The app also gives you a photo wall for sharing photos publicly. You can see mine at lightbox.com/wall/timrohe. The app is still very much in beta form, but right away I see two negative aspects that the developers need to fix. The first is that the public wall profile picture is automatically pulled from Facebook, rather than allowing the user to choose a different file. The second is that sharing your location from your smartphone is the only way to use the app. There is no option to turn off location sharing. I am hesitant to use the app for this reason alone. I like the idea of using Lightbox to push photos to Facebook and Twitter though. Hopefully the app will get better with age.
Here is a photo of the user interface.