Twitter Now Acquired Cover: Deepens its mobile services
Well it seems like the season of acquisitions is now getting to a whole new level for android developers. Twitter Acquired Cover an android lockscreen app which lets you customise your lockscreen. For Now Cover will remain live on playstore.
In a post on the Cover site, the Cover Team has acknowledge the sale to Twitter with a note that users can continue to expect the app to remain on the Play Store.
If that changes down the road we’ll provide another update here
– The founders made a note in there blog post
Well We actually don’t know what now the Cover team will lead to but we feel that cover team wont be developing there own app at twitter. It seems like twitter wants to deepen its roots in the mobile market and by this acquisition will try to strengthen its position in the mobile app market.
How much Twitter acquired Cover for is also unknown, though presumably it was enough to persuade the team to put Cover on hold for the foreseeable future. Regarding the sale, the Cover Team had this to say:
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.
Well as we said before mobile has become a huge business for twitter. Apart from the fact twitter was launched as a mobile-first service, Twitter generates more in advertising from mobile than from desktop. Cover on the other hand claims that it has picked upto “hundreds and thousands of users” since its launch in October 2013.
Well we’ll notify you with more details yet to come.
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