Twitter buys Android lock-screen startup Cover

SAN FRANCISCO: A young startup specialising in Android smartphone lock screens that anticipate what “app” a user might want at any given moment said Tuesday it has been bought by Twitter.
The acquisition comes about a year after the launch of Cover, which said its free application, that hit the virtual shelves of Google Play’s online shop in October, has reached hundreds of thousands of users. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Cover team has joined San Francisco-based Twitter, according to the startup.
“We built a replacement for Android’s default lock-screen that makes our phones easier to use by adapting to our context – providing fast access to the right apps at the right time,” Cover said in a blog post.
—PTI