Twitter acquired Android lock screen app Cover for enhancing its social media engagement. The app will remain in the Google Play Store. Cover provides quick access to apps when they are required by learning which apps a person uses for different tasks. After that it put the apps right on a user’s lock screen for easy access.
The start-up, which launched its Cover app in beta in October, is joining Twitter to further capitalize on its goal of using Android to “make people’s lives easier.”
Cover blog states that “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. 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.”
Twitter has not revealed its plans for Cover or how it will use the start-up’s technology to enhance the social network. Twitter tweets as “Welcome to the flock @coverscreen! We’re excited too.”