Think lock screen that learns which apps you use in various locations — home, work, car and out — and floats them to the lock screen as you go about your day, much like Aviate does with your home screens. Pretty slick idea, and it actually does go beyond the lock screen and the full usage of the phone.

It's invite-only for now, so sit back and let the hype flow freely around you. Can't wait to try this, though, especially the sick transition between the lock screen and an app whose shortcut you picked.

Check out one more demo video after the break.

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Mychaiel says:

Just signed up for the Invite... Looks awesome!

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sensefreak says:

Where do I go to sign in for this invite?


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AIRHAB says:

There's a nice font on that site:-)

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mkashen says:

it kinda reminds me of the ubuntu for phone OS

JoeLemaire says:

I signed up as well, but I'm concerned about how this will work with my G2. It better still have double tap. I guess I could look at using Tasker to do it if it doesn't....

It most likely won't. But remember, double tapping the status bar will do the same thing. Its a smaller area to hit, but it works just the same.

gottria says:

Looks interesting but how will that effect battery life.

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Cubfan says:

And eating your battery by inspecting location constantly.

Not always true.

If it always has to use gps then sure. But if it can use towers or wifi then not so much.

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sublimaze says:

Aviate ate my battery like a fat kid eats cake. I am not jumping on the Cover bandwagon just yet.

DWR_31 says:

The app uses WiFi and cell tower location, not GPS to change the setup. It shouldn't be a battery hog. Still waiting for my invite. Signed up 3 hours ago.

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DWR_31 says:

I wonder how this will work on the Moto X.

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Jlav78 says:

Just signed up, this looks amazing

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Jlav78 says:

Will work great with aviate

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Exactly what I was thinking. I finally got Aviate just yesterday, and now I'm waiting for my invite for Cover!

anthonok says:

This looks awesome. Signed up earlier. I think a contextual lockscreen makes much more sense than a having your home screens change constantly.

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Quad150db says:

Signed up for am invite. Wondering how long until the apk leaks out.

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prettiboy46 says:

Where do I go to sign up

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Jlav78 says:

At source: cover at the bottom of the page, click the link

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prettiboy46 says:


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lunodfox says:

As soon as I downloaded Aviate I searched for a lockscreen to match. Take my money, take my personal info and send me an invite.

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plunder says:

It looks quite interesting. For the moment I don't have a specific need for it now, but later I will probably try it.

cliffy223 says:

This is pretty amazing, and really great that they decided Android first and only for the time.

OniBerry says:

That's because iOS 7 and BlackBerry 10 already have gesture based controls.

sublimaze says:

Shouldn't you be hanging around the imore or crackberry forums?

They went with Android because Android is the only OS that it would work well with.

Duncan1982 says:

Looks & sounds interesting however im another of those that has no use for it at the moment, took me a while to try launchers, and been through a few-Apex, Go launcher, buzz, Apex and Novo to which i found novo to be the best personally speaking lol I like the idea and im sure it will be a success :-)

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Stoked, hope I get invited

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1ll1TERAT3 says:

It's so cool but I wish it floated up into the air like the commercial

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markusf21 says:

That would be sweet

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HULKchampion says:

I seriously thought it was an application with some sort of integrated screen for floating apps. Inner nerd was screaming "Take My Money!!!"

Cool concept, but I wonder how the battery life would be like. Always checking GPS for location seems like a battery whore.

Bob61 says:

My guess is its cell tower based, not GPS. I have Tasker and it uses similar way to determine location. No problem for battery life.

Jlav78 says:

It uses the gyroscope and accelerometer to detect movement so it doesn't use much battery. Haven't got an invite yet so can't confirm if it is a battery drain or not

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Why do I see this appearing in Sense?

I use Llama to do this. To some extent. It uses radio tower signatures to determine where I am. That combined with WiFi network availability and the clock allows it to know when to switch on or off the sounds, turn down the brightness.

This looks way more slick though and the pop up with "related apps" is seriously cool.

lunodfox says:

They not giving 5 invites per person? (like Aviate)

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tlegend2012 says:

coool idea.. similar to bb Peek... but this is better!

frettfreak says:

Love it. Looks like a revolution for lockscreens. Hope it works as well as it looks like it does. Cant wait to try it!

Taz89 says:

OK I can see this as a launcher very much like aviate but lockscreen? Isn't the whole point of a "lock" screen is to be a lock to your phone. This pretty much just makes the lockscreen a home screen.

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2jjordan12 says:

Kind of like android 4.2 and lock screen widgets

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XavierMatt says:

Defeats the purpose of a lock screen...

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21stNow says:

I was thinking the same thing. I will try it out with a phone that I'm not actively using right now if I can get an invitation for Cover.

gezzledinho says:

So, if I lose my phone and this is my lockscreen, then what? My phone is not locked?

Um. Can has lock on lockscreen?

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hope it works well with Tasker and Gravity Screen

Troneas says:

cover is no match for htc sense.

tkags85 says:

Will it work if you have a password security in place??

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Jlav78 says:

Yes but the peek function is just replaced with shortcuts, you type in your pin and the app opens instead of just looking at it slightly

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VDub2174 says:

I signed up after reading this yesterday :)

centerwaters says:

I'm confused. How does this app work if I never use the lock screen?

I always set my phone to display just the home screen at all times.
(starting with the Galaxy 2, 3, Note 2, and now Note 3)

Alex.gomez says:

I want this soo badly!

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SparkyBC says:

Yup no stolen ideas from BB10 there.. Still lame doesn't work in landscape mode..

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kcspre says:

Has anyone gotten an invite? I would love to hear how this is working out. I love aviate, and I'm thinking this could be the ultimate combo

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