Cover came out in October last year. It is a good alternative for the default lock screen on our Android devices. The company that built it wanted to do two things, tap into the potential of modern smartphones and harness the “amazing power” of Android. Cover was built from the ground up to provide fast access to the right apps whenever the user needed them most. The feature worked well, which is what made it popular. Twitter certainly sees value in it, which is why it has now acquired Cover.

The Cover team writes on their official blog that Twitter too, like them, believes in the “incredible potential of Android.” Together, both companies will try to make smartphones more smarter, useful and contextual. While the team doesn’t reveal exactly what they’ll be building at Twitter, they do say that they will be building upon a lot of “what makes Cover great.”

Fans of the app need not worry, for now. It will remain in the Play Store as the team focuses its attention on word over at Twitter. Though its possible that somewhere down the road the app might have to be discontinued, but its here to stay for now. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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