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Cover for Android aims to bring context to your lockscreen

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Cover for Android aims to bring context to your lockscreen
Last week, we told you about Aviate which is an alternative Android launcher that dynamically changes apps and widgets based on the time of day or where you are. The app is in a closed beta right now, but we can tell you it is a solid app, and it has replaced Nova as our default launcher since it came out. Now, Cover is aiming to do the same thing, but with your lockscreen.

The idea is essentially the same. Cover will learn where and when you use certain apps, and will automatically add those links to your lockscreen. The really interesting thing is the presentation, because Cover is aiming to be completely seamless. This means it lists your favorite apps on the left and as you drag the icon to the right, you will see the app you're opening sliding in. You can even just peek in at an app and not open it all the way. Additionally, Cover adds in a multitasking bar that pulls in from the right and looks quite a bit like the Ubuntu Touch launcher. 

Unfortunately, just like Aviate, Cover is in a closed beta, and you will need to request an invite in order to use the app. There are no invite codes to be shared, so we can't help you out on this. However, we have been told that the first wave of invites will go out next week; and, that after that we will be getting 500 invites to share, so check back and we'll keep you updated.


source: Cover via The Verge

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posted on 24 Oct 2013, 17:15

1. Katrina (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


nice but i dont like the look. and does it mean its constantly tracking where i am? no.. buy for me.

widget locker has the side bar app tray on the left already. very handy

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 17:46

4. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


google knows where you are at all times. they are willing to sell this information to nearly anyone.

go ahead and get the app if you want it.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 17:15

2. hmd74 (Posts: 395; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Any news about google's event?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 17:22 1

3. DanielWalsh1294 (Posts: 18; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


This looks pretty cool.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 18:34

5. tegos (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Which is the phone at 0:57?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 18:36

6. tegos (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Moto X?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 21:54 1

8. Aploine (Posts: 218; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


LG G2

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 20:19 2

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I like how all devices were rooted in the video besides the Droids.

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