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Mobile App and site review: Lightbox

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Lightbox is a free Android application that ties tightly into a photography social media site at http://lightbox.com

It is described as:

“a place to capture, enhance, & share your moments. Your photos are automatically organized into a timeline of postcards on Lightbox.com. Keep them private or selectively share them with friends, family, or the entire Lightbox community.” (source)

You can go to lightbox.com and sign up for a free account, after which you can save the photographers and designers who you want to follow, as well as upload photos from your desktop. After installing the free app from Android Market, you can use your Android based phone to upload photos directly to Lightbox and share them on other social networks like Facebook and Twitter in a few clicks.

One notable thing about this application is that it offers many of the features that iPhone users enjoy with the currently iOS-only Instagram app, including simple effects, cropping, and virtually instantaneous uploads. It could certainly be used to track the image-based objects that students come across for a visual class project, or used to simply collect the interesting visual items that a faculty member might come across in their research.

Lunch & learn: An app a day: Tasty apps for iPhone and Android

droid.jpg“Smartphones are the new platform, and apps are the core,” says Douglas Dixon, an independent technology consultant, author, and speaker specializing in digital media. “In just a year and a half, the Apple App Store for iPhone users has surpassed 140,000 applications, and users have downloaded more than 3 billion apps. — Not bad for a new market that was created only a year and a half earlier.”

At the February 24 Lunch ‘n Learn seminar, Dixon explored the range of apps being developed for these new platforms. Beyond rude sound effects and popping bubbles, developers are leveraging both the intelligence of handsets and the power of back-end cloud computing to provide new kinds of timely

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