Twitter Buys Cover Replacement Android Lockscreen
Facebook Home hasn’t received a lot of love when it came, but it did make FB more integrated into the Android experience for example. Twitter wants a piece of that, so they bought Cover, a replacement for the regular Android lockscreen.
Cover was initially meant to help Android users manage the apps that take up their homescreen. For now the Cover app stays on the Play Store, but we expect it to be taken down at some point and replaced with Twitter and Cover’s hybrid app. Twitter has to pay attention to the Facebook Home flop and not repeat it.
The only thing they have to do is not become annoying and also try not to completely take over the lockscreen on Android. Twitter claims that they share the vision with Cover and that they want to make the experience more contextual. It would be cool if we could discretely see tweets and mentions with a single tap on the screen…