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Cover lock-screen app now belongs to Twitter, what does it mean for the app’s future?

Today the Cover team officially announced it is joining Twitter, though the Cover app will continue to be available through Google Play -- at least for now.
April 7, 2014

Back in October of last year we first reported on Cover, a lockscreen replacement that promised to make your lockscreen experience smarter. Now Cover is back in the news as it has officially been acquired by Twitter.

In a blog post on their official website, the Cover Team confirms that it is “joining the Twitter team”. The Cover team goes on to say that Twitter “believes in the incredible potential of Android” and that the company shares Cover’s 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.”

Twitter isn't necessarily interested in continuing to develop the Cover app, and may instead use the team’s expertise for other Twitter-related projects

So what does all this mean exactly? From the sounds of it, it could mean that Twitter isn’t necessarily interested in continuing to expand and refine the Cover app, and instead wants to use the team’s expertise in other Twitter-related areas. The good news is that Cover still intends to continue to make its app available through Google Play, at least for now.

As for the future? It’s certainly possible that Twitter could be planning to expand its own app over to our lockscreen in some way, though it’s also conceivable that the Cover team could be working on something completely different.

What do fans of the Cover app think of today’s news? Are you confident that Twitter will keep the Cover team’s vision alive in one form or another, even if its not directly through the continued development of the Cover app? Let us know what you think in the comments.