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Cover is an Invite-only Android Lock Screen Replacement That Contextually Changes to Meet Your Needs

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Remember Aviate? That would be the Android home screen replacement that changes depending on the time of day, your location, and a variety of other factors to present you with a home screen setup that makes your life easier. We took it for a lengthy hands-on that you should probably check out if you haven’t. But what if you like your home screen or 3rd party launcher, yet would like to have a similar experience on say, your lock screen? Enter Cover

Cover launched this morning as an invite-only lock screen replacement for Android. In a way, it really is like the Aviate of lock screens. Cover works with your location, checks to see if you are driving, or if you watching tonight’s game, and then adjusts to present you with apps you may need quick access to. Are you in a meeting? Here are shortcuts to your calendar and Dropbox apps. Are you chilling on the couch watching NFL on a Sunday morning? Here are your favorite sports and Twitter apps. Did you just plugin headphones? Here are your music apps. Do you want your phone to turn on vibrate while at work and then back to volume-on at home? It can do that too.

With shortcuts set on your Cover lock screen, a simple swipe from the icon to the right access the app. You can peak at apps if you don’t want to fully launch them, but also quickly task switch between others with a hidden navigation bar. Neat idea, right?

Again, it’s invite-only for the time being, so be sure to jump below and sign-up if this sounds at all interesting to you.

Sign-up for Cover.

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  • Michael Coolidge

    I’ll trade an aviate invite for a cover one. mcoolidge1@yahoo.com much appreciated. I

  • peter lai

    Anyone send me a invite peter.cw.lai@gmail.com

  • wigge70

    Please invite me to cover .have 5 invitation to Aviate

  • Nicolas Palomo

    nico.palomo@gmail.com I also have aviate code launchers to giveaway :D

  • Ben Laor

    Does anyone have an invite? benjob@gmail.com

  • Alex59772

    Please send me an invite to Cover : serjalex59772@gmail.com
    I can trade for Aviate code if someone wants it.

  • Nikola Vasić

    Please send me invite for Cover on e-mail: nikola.vasic.rs@gmail.com Thanks

  • arodprn

    paul. thank you big chief but I meant an invite for cover screen not aviate. any cover invites? thx

  • nailbomb3

    How long does it take to get an invite? I signed up a a week ago, and nothing so far. if anyone has one I’d appreciate it deltaconsulting AT gmail DOT com

  • heymi

    Can you send me aviate invite please


  • ashitosh

    need an invite plz ash.lakshmirubber@gmail.com . thanks in advance

  • dglelite

    please send me an invite…i would love to try this



  • http://www.bajabberphotography.com Stuart Hopwood

    Please send me an invite to stoo.hopwood@gmail.com

  • Mohammad Kamran

    Hello does anyone have the APK file for this? Thanks

  • Kalika


  • aviate please :)

    Can someone pleaee send an aviate invite.
    I will be greatful.

  • Sudhir Kumar

    Hello Guys,

    Can anyone help me here, I am unable to go the website https://www.coverscreen.com/

    doesn’t work

  • nailbomb3

    Someone post the .apk so we can just sideload it ;)

  • cgmartin33

    If anyone has an invite for this or Aviate, it would be greatly appreciated… Cgmartin33@gmail.com

  • John Burke

    If it allows Widgets I’m in.
    If not, I’ll stick with WidgetLocker.

  • sk3litor

    I really don’t understand this concept. I mean I understand it but isn’t this why we all use and love android, in that we already have our phones set up the way we like it and need it? I guess I could get on board for ios users but Android? I’m not trying to be a hater but it seems like theyre putting the whole concept of Android in an app. Maybe I’m ignorant to how other people use their phone but I already have my phone set up to do everything these apps offer.

  • Ben

    I have a invite to aviate. ill trade this for anyone who has a invite for this app

  • landon

    Can I please get an invite for this and the launcher? Landon.smoak@gmail.com

  • Joseph Barrientos

    how does this differ from widget locker??

  • Eric Weber

    Hi, would love an invite code. I can trade for aviate code if someone wants it.

    Eweber at gmail.com

  • coolsilver

    This seems great. As long as it works better than dashclock not being expanded all the time.

  • huskerhog

    Moto Smart Actions has been able to do most of this from the start.

  • Owewil3225

    signed up for this. still waiting on a aviate invite. interested to see what it offers

  • luno

    Just shut up and take my money and/or personal information

    • GentlemanScholar

      Hopefully they secure your personal info and it isn’t simply in plain sight if you know your unique phone ID.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    its a launcher…

  • DigitalDK

    Anyone have an invite? I’ll swap an invite to Aviate ;)

    • Paul

      I don’t have anything to give in return, but I’d love an Aviate invite!!!

      • DigitalDK

        What’s your email address. I have 3 invites, I suppose I can spare one (see how generous I’m being cover users!).

        • Paul

          It’s Lead822012@outlook.com

          Thanks a bunch!

          • DigitalDK

            Sent! Enjoy.

          • Paul

            Got it, thanks again! Looks really cool so far and I like it!

          • Ben Waywood

            Hey, any chance of sending an invite to waywood.ben@gmail.com? I’ll use all my invites to help people in this page!

          • Paul

            Sent! Enjoy!

          • http://www.bajabberphotography.com Stuart Hopwood

            Can you send me one to Stoo.Hopwood@gmail.com ?

          • arodprn

            hello Paul. can an Army Vet get an invite? arodprn@gmail.com thx big chief.

          • Paul

            Sent, but I’m all out now. Enjoy!

          • arodprn

            hello paul. I meant an invite for coverscreen not aviate. thx big chief.

          • Igor Raniolo

            can i have an invite? thank’s igor1991@hotmail.it

          • Paul


          • Ben Waywood

            Thanks Paul, you’re a champion! Can anyone tell me where to access my invite? I can’t seem to see it in my emails.

          • Susie

            If anyone has one to spare could you send one to tuffigirl@outlook.com ~ I’d really appreciate it. :)

          • Scott Isham

            Do you have an extra invite I could have? sisham35@sbcglobal.net

          • arodprn

            Hello can an Army Veteran get an invite? arodprn@gmail.com thx big chief.

        • Magen Kunabalan

          Hey there.. . can u send me one? My email ID is magenk@gmail.com. thank you very much :)

        • zishan

          any chance of a invite ? zishann@gmail.com

      • Paul

        Thanks! It’s Lead822012@outlook.com

  • fauxshizzl

    The white phone they have on their sign up page (not the Samsung at the top of the page, scroll down) looks like they took a Nexus 5 and made a few subtle changes in Photoshop. In some pictures they took the buttons off, in others they are still there exactly where they are on the phone.

  • Derek Jones

    In Cupertino, screen covers you

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Tim/Kellen – are you gonna be at the Google event tonight and/or live-blogging it??

  • mavericksid

    Apparently, ever other new app has to be invite only from now on. You know, for testing reasons!!!! Nah…I kid…As you know very well, people go crazy for things they can’t have.

  • Daistaar

    That really looks like HTC’s Sense especially on the Bliss. That was the pink Thunderbolt alternative wasn’t it or am I thinking Rhyme?

  • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

    Slide to Unlock? Really ???? What is this, 2009?

    • Godzilla

      you’d rather hump to unlock or what?

      • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

        No. But I’d rather not have that stupid text saying “Slide to Unlock” like its some iOS-aping lockscreen theme from 2009.

  • Shadowstare

    Sounds interesting, I’m game. But I don’t think it will be able to overcome the unstoppable force that is a OEM’s android skin.

  • Dan

    That right side slide with the apps in it reminds me of ribbons from AOKP.

    • sk3litor

      You should try the”side bar” app

  • Droidzilla

    This is a great idea. I’d love to see Google do something like this with a Google Now interface lockscreen option.

    • Sean

      I don’t think Google should do it. Google is giving people the ideas with things like google now. I enjoy that developers can give me something for my phone unlike apple where I would be stuck with anything they made.

      • Droidzilla

        Maybe if Google opened up the API for Now, but I can’t see that happening.

  • White

    How does this work with passcodes?

    • jbdan

      Good question. They ask that of you before you’re able to submit a request for the app

    • Joe Lemaire

      According to their website it does still work, you just don’t get the ‘peek’ feature. My guess is either they have the ability to enter it on that screen, or you swype to unlock, which brings you to a second logon screen where you enter your pin (or whatever your security mechanism is).

  • MikeSaver

    I’m actually loving Aviate. I was at MetLife Stadium last weekend, it not only figured out that I was there, but it knew where I was sitting too and gave me some info about that section. Pretty crazy.

    Dare, I use both this and Aviate and effectively nuke my battery? I think I will!

    • Andy Stetson

      right there with you… aside from the MetLife Stadium part. The 4square integration of Aviate is pretty awesome. I love walking in to somewhere and having notifications about deals or tips AND having my homescreen shift at the same time.
      Can’t wait to add this to compilment Aviate.

      • abhinav

        could you please send an invite to me: abhinavprakash007@gmail.com!
        would really appreciate. Have been waiting too long for this. Thanks in advance:)

        • Andy Stetson

          All out of invites, sorry!

          • abhinav7

            well in that case could you just ask one of your friends whom you invited to invite me…. id is abhinavprakash007@gmail.com..would really appreciate. thanks tons!!

  • jbdan

    I didn’t like aviate. Will try this now. Looks like it will appeal to me more

  • Granpa0

    And in other NSA sponsored apps news…

  • Dre Fay

    I personally like the idea and will give it a try whenever i’m cool enough to be invited.

  • nothanks

    No thanks. Kind of funny how the community is comprised of people both wanting STOCK ANDROID NEXUS OMG, and then always messing around with home screen replacements and lock screen stuff like this. Am I the only one who wants AOSP and literally leaves it the way it is? Why do people care about Nexus devices when they pretty much want to “skin” everything just like the manufacturers do?

    • http://www.vinsonimages.com yamaha83

      the ability to skin it the way we want and not have bloat and skins that we dont want.

    • Dre Fay

      Simply put we like options unlike Isheep who have the same looking phone as every other isheep user no matter the version.

    • Alex Griffiths

      I would like stock android, yes. But until my contract is up, I’m stuck with Samsung TouchWiz. So yeah. Launchers. Every one of them so far has been better than stock TouchWiz.

      • http://about.me/pmen Paul Méndez

        “I’m stuck with Samsung TouchWiz”
        Hm. No, you’re not. Root that ish and flash some AOSP ROM.

        • Alex Griffiths

          I’m good, cheers. Happy with the launchers.

        • JoshGroff

          I did that to my Note 2 and then went back to a TW ROM. Just launcher to replace the looks and debloat and it’s not bad.

    • JT3

      I think the idea is that we’d rather have a clean, stock Android, where we can pick and choose how we’d like to customize it, rather than have a skinned version (Touchwiz, Sense, etc.) that we have to somehow disable to get our personal customizations to work exactly as we want. For example, I currently have an S4 Active. I love a couple of the features of TouchWiz, but I hate almost all of the others. Having stock Android, and being able to find something on GP that offers only those couple features without forcing me to take all the others would be perfect.

      I don’t think anyone wants stock with no customizations at all… or we’d have iPhones/iPads.

  • Weber

    This actually looks useful.

  • bagheadinc

    Signed up to give it a try. I’m pretty happy with Everything Home right now.

  • patrick

    just when the flood of aviate invite threads in every android circle on g+ had died down…

  • Konstantine

    This personally appeals to me more than Activate. I signed up.

    • Jeff718

      Aviate? Yeah seems like a similar feature without have to change from your favorite launcher.

      • palomosan

        I installed Aviate then rapidly uninstalled it.

        • WAldenIV

          I had bad Chameleon flashbacks and never installed it.

        • zurginator

          Heh… Aviate is actually my DD now.

          • stavna

            I’ve installed aviate and using it as DD for weeks. Love the context sensitive environment. Planning to use Cover on top!

          • zurginator

            The biggest issue I’ve found with Aviate is that I’m a night shift worker, and it seems to have issues learning that.

            I have no lockscreen, so Cover is gonna get a pass I think.

        • Kevin

          I’m just curious what you didn’t like about it. I rather enjoy it, but I can see how its design can be very polarizing and it won’t work for everyone.

        • http://bikasv.com/ BestGeeK

          And I’m here just waiting for invite

    • Marcellus

      Lets us know if you ever get an invite