Twitter on Monday announced it has acquired Cover, the customisable Android lockscreen app maker; however has refrained from revealing the financial details of the deal.
The Cover app, which arrived last year in October, has managed to garner hundreds of thousands of users. Cover displays the six apps on the Android lock screen that users use the most, based on daily analysis of the user’s smartphone habits and user’s location data.
This means Cover shows different apps to a user in different locations. For example, if the user is at home only entertainment and game related apps will be shown on the lockscreen. However, if he is in office the productivity apps will be shown on the Cover lockscreen.
Announcing the deal, the Cover team in a blog post on the company’s website wrote, “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.”
“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,” said the post.
The Cover team said it has now joined San Francisco-based Twitter. This is Twitter’s first Android-specific acquisition.