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Twitter acquires context-aware lockscreen app Cover

Twitter apparently really wants to be on your Smartphone. Well, atleast Android smartphones in this case. To do that, it’s acquired context-aware lockscreen app, Cover.

Twitter buys Cover

Cover announced the news on their blog today, without mentioning any financial details, but did state that the team hopes to make the mobile Twitter experience “more useful and more contextual” :

“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.”

Incase you havent heard of Cover before, the company’s contextually aware Android lockscreen has been available since late last year and did moderately okay for an Android lockscreen (which isnt saying much). Right now, if you’re a Cover user, the team has stated that they have no plans to abandon their users or pull the app from the Google Play Store [link].

Interesting move by Twitter. I wonder what they’d want with a lockscreen app? Cue the speculation!