Twitter acquires Cover for Android, the app that gives you right app right time on your home screen in Android smartphone. The Cover App for Android learns what apps you use throughout the day in different places you use your phone. And offers the apps on the home lock screen automatically. For example, it learns when you’re at home or work and recognizes when you’re driving and gives you the apps that you will most likely to use in a context.
Cover is a small startup founded by Todd Jackson, Edward Ho, and Gordon Luk in 2013. And it rose up the ranks to win TechCrunch’s “One of the Best Apps of 2013.” Cover app was also chosen by BGR as one of the
5 great Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t. Announcing the acquisition news in its blog post Cover said
Since launching Cover in October, we’ve had the privilege of reaching hundreds of thousands of people. We’ve improved Cover with their help and feedback, and demonstrated how Android can help make people’s lives easier.
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.
For now, Cover app will be available from Google Play Store and update if there is any change in this. This is the second app team providing an intelligent home screen for Android devices to get acquired. Earlier, Yahoo acquired the Aviate app team, which gave similar solution.
Watch the video from Cover, when it launched a year ago.