TWITTER ACQUIRES ANDROID BASED LOCK SCREEN APP, COVER

TWITTER ACQUIRES ANDROID BASED LOCK SCREEN APP, COVER

Cover, the Android based app that allow its user to create customizable lock-screens for their devices, has been acquired by Twitter, the two companies announced on Monday. In terms of business strategy the move is relatively small but the social app is aiming high with the acquisition.

The app is Android based only and allow user to replace the lock screen. It also assists in quick and easy access of the apps being used frequently by the user, as it learns the apps and put them on lock screen. So when you’re in the car, maps are right there. Till now terms of the deal were not disclosed and in its announcement Cover said the app will remain available in the Google Play store until further notice.

An official blog from Cover team reads, “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.”

Speculations are surfacing up whether Cover team plans to develop a similar app for Twitter or come up with new methods for Twitter.  Though via Cover official blog post things seems to be more clear about the future plans and the bottom line is that the company is working on something new for Twitter centered on mobile.