Twitter announced the acquisition of a popular Android app – Cover. Cover is an app especially tailored for Android users to have the frequently used apps on the lock screen, and also at the time when they are used. The application observes the users’ activity for an entire day then presents the lock screen with the app required at a particular time, say while going to office the lock screen will have the music, weather or navigation app.
The acquisition of Cover by Twitter leads to a conclusion that the company is heading to have Twitter centric apps for the Android mobile OS. Just like the Facebook Home for Android, Twitter is also planning to develop something like it.
Cover founders in a blog post stated that, “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.”
They also included that, the app won’t be removed from the Google Play store and will update at the blog if the Cover is going to bring something new with Twitter.
Founders said, “So what does this mean for the Cover app? For now, Cover will remain available in the Play Store while we focus our attention on our work at Twitter. If that changes down the road, we’ll provide another update here.”
Although its unclear how many people from Cover will join the Twitter, there is no indication about Cover developing something that fits with 140 character micro blogging service.
Another social networking giant, Facebook, also acquired Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset maker. The acquisition in many terms didn’t made any sense and what a social networking website would do with it.