Mobile start-up Lightbox announced it would be joining Facebook and discontinuing its Android photo sharing app next month.
The start-up's team of seven staffers, as reported by several outlets, will join Facebook just days before the social networking giant's IPO. The company made the announcement on its blog Tuesday.
"Today, we’re happy to announce that the Lightbox team is joining Facebook, where we’ll have the opportunity to build amazing products for Facebook’s 500+ million mobile users," the mobile app's founders, Thai Tran and Nilesh Patel, wrote in the post.
In documents filed with the SEC, Facebook has stated that generating revenue from its mobile app -- which more and more users are turning to for their Facebook fix -- is a challenge the growing company must overcome.