Earlier this week, news emerged that Twitter bought Cover, enterprise application developers of "lock screen" for Android devices. Both parties involved in the acquisition announced on Monday (04/07/2014) yesterday.
As quoted from Mashable, Cover was founded by former Google employees and just slid in October last year.
On the lock screen of Android, Cover featuring six of the most desirable applications to users based on analysis of daily habits and also the owner of the relevant context of the current state (eg. at home, at work, while driving, etc.).
Cover reportedly attracted "hundreds of thousands" of users before being acquired by Twitter. For a time, the application will remain available in the Google Play Store.
Neither Twitter nor the company that the acquisition did not elaborate on the plan will cover the use of technology in the future. The value of the purchase is also not known.
"As Cover, Twitter believes the incredible potential stored in Android. We share the same view that the smartphone can be far smarter yet more useful and more contextual," Cover founder wrote in the announcement in a blog.
Twitter is not the only company interested in the Android "lock screen". Competitors weighing, Facebook, last year trying to control the "lock screen" application via Facebook Home, but so far have not managed to achieve success.