Twitter Buys Android Lockscreen App Cover

Twitter has made another purchase as it seeks to expand its presence on Android

By on April 8th, 2014 11:11 GMT

Twitter has made a new purchase, and this time it’s the Android lockscreen app called Cover.

The tool has become quite famous since it supplies users with shortcuts to apps depending on where the user is. For instance, the homescreen look different if the user is at home or in the office.

According to the announcement coming from Cover, the startup’s team will be joining Twitter.

“For now, Cover will remain available in the Play Store while we focus our attention on our work at Twitter. If that changes down the road, we’ll provide another update here,” the company wrote, explaining what was in store for the app so many people love.

Cover’s founders say that they started the company because they believed in the untapped potential of the smartphones and of Android, which is why they built a replacement for the default lockscreen in Android.

“Since launching Cover in October, we’ve had the privilege of reaching hundreds of thousands of people. We’ve improved Cover with their help and feedback, and demonstrated how Android can help make people’s lives easier,” the Cover team writes in a blog post.

Since Twitter also believes in the incredible potential of Android, Cover feels like the microblogging platform shares its vision that smartphones can be more useful. “We’ll be building upon a lot of what makes Cover great, and we’re thrilled to create something even better at Twitter.”

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