Android lockscreen app, Cover, has only been in the app store since October, but it’s already been swallowed up by Twitter. The small startup will be joining Twitter on mobile development and the app will remain in the Google Play Store for the time being. Cover is self-described as a tool that can identify and learn apps users need and placing it automatically on the lockscreen for easy access.
In an announcement about the acquisition, Cover describes the venture as a way to expand on Android technology:
We started Cover a year ago because we believed in two things: 1) the untapped potential of the supercomputers we carry in our pockets, and 2) the amazing power of Android. We built a replacement for Android’s default lockscreen that makes our phones easier to use by adapting to our context — providing fast access to the right apps at the right time…
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.