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April 8, 2014

Twitter Snaps Up Android Lockscreen App Cover

Twitter is adding Android lockscreen app Cover to its mobile arsenal.

Although terms of the acquisition have not been released, the app will remain in the Google Play Store for the time being.

Cover gives users quick access to apps when they are needed by learning which apps a person uses for different tasks. Cover then puts the apps right on a user’s lockscreen for easy access.

Cover image

Cover image

The start-up, which launched its Cover app in beta in October, is joining Twitter to further capitalize on its goal of using Android to “make people’s lives easier.”

“It’s been an incredible journey, a journey that we’re excited to announce is taking a turn today as we bring the Cover team to Twitter to take these ideas even further,” reads a post on the Cover blog.

“Twitter, like Cover, believes in the incredible potential of Android. They share our vision that smartphones can be a lot smarter — more useful and more contextual — and together we’re going to make that happen. We’ll be building upon a lot of what makes Cover great, and we’re thrilled to create something even better at Twitter.”

Twitter has been pretty tight-lipped about the acquisition, offering no details on its plans for Cover or how it will use the start-up’s technology to enhance the social network.

Twitter simply confirmed the acquisition in a tweet: “Welcome to the flock @coverscreen! We’re excited too.”


Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.