At SXSW, launching a private beta of their Lightbox app for Android "Lightbox Photos," with the founders in attendance handing out invitation codes to the private beta. The app will be presented at the Team Android Choice Awards.
Lightbox Photos, connect the Android camera with social networks -- something existing apps haven't achieved to the same extent. Instead of requiring a constant network connection to show photos backed up onto the Lightbox servers, the app will run in background to sync your photos so you can can use Lightbox Photos while offine, thus making experience identical to local browsing.
Patel and Tran raised $1.1 million seed round from some of the top VCs and Angels in the UK and US in order to build a team in London, and the ambition is high.
"We want to build the most badass mobile team in the world and we want to do it in London," Tran told me. "All the investors are Silicon Valley investors. So everyone is willing to take the bet that this team can do it all from London and rival the best teams anywhere."
You can sign up here to get on the invite list for the app here.