Twitter Acquires Cover, an Android Mobile Lock-Screen App.
Twitter has recently decided to acquire an Android-based application by the of cover, which will allow users to create a customizable lockscreens for their devices.
Co-founded by Gmail Product leader Todd Jackson, alongside with Gordon Luk and Edward Ho, Cover announced the recent acquisition on its blog during Monday, stating that the fit seemed quite right with Twitter.
“Twitter, like Cover, believes in the incredible potential of Android,” the Cover team wrote on its blog. “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.”
Cover had launched during the previous October, but had quickly made a grand commotion with the Android community, alluring hundreds of thousands of users. The application will allow users to create a customizable lockscreens, based on their most-used apps. Even more importantly, the application uses contextual awareness to populate lockscreens different application. For instance, if a person who currently driving their car, Pandora and the phone application will most likely to be shown. During work, accessing one’s Dropbox or Evernote might find its way onto the lockscreen.
The idea behind this little software simply intrigued venture capitalist, However, it was founded last year, by the time the services had manage to launch. it had acquired a total of $1.7 million in financial funding from a variety of VCs, which include First Round Capital and PayPay co-founder Max Levchin.
During their announcement, Cover said that the application will remain in the Google Play Store for the time being. The team will also plan to “create something even better at Twitter”. The terms have not been disclosed for the time being.
A company that focused on social networking like Twitter, may want with Cover is currently unknown for the time being. Twitter shareholders have been calling to company to expand its presence on mobile phones, and this could be one of the beginning step taken towards that direction. In a Similar fashion to Cover, a Twitter spokeswoman remained silent on any plants for this recent purchase, saying that the company doesn’t ”have anything to share beyond the [Cover] blog post.”
What Twitter, a company focused on social networking, might want with Cover is unknown at this point. Twitter shareholders have been calling on the company to expand its mobile presence, and this could be a step in that direction. Like Cover, however, a Twitter spokeswoman remained tight-lipped on any plans for its new purchase, saying that the company doesn’t “have anything to share beyond the [Cover] blog post.”