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Twitter buys Cover smart lock screen

The shopping fever in the app world seems to be gone. After Facebook, another famous social network settled in the pocket. The dimensions obviously cannot be compared to the purchase of WhatsApp, but Twitter's acquisition of the Cover app is nonetheless interesting. What could be behind this move?

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Cover is an intelligent lock screen that adapts to user habits according to different criteria (time, place, etc.), providing convenient applications for every moment. For a detailed analysis of the app, see this article.

It was not told how much Twitter paid in the transition, and it was not clear what Cover's future would be. Its president just claimed that the focus would be redirected to Twitter projects.

What can this purchase mean?

The first thing that comes to mind is a kind of Facebook Home for Twitter, namely a launcher dedicated primarily to Twitter. But after the failure of FB Home, is this a realistic project?

Another possibility is for the social network to take advantage of Cover's developer experience to create a dedicated Twitter lock screen that shows tweets or current affairs based on user tastes. Because Cover itself is not profitable, the 140-character service is unlikely to have any major design for the app.




Twitter
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Cover Lock Screen (beta)
Install on Google Play

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