The Android OS has several advantages for its users, and the most common and important feature of it is the customisation you can achieve. With Android it is easy to change the launcher, lockscreen, theme, etc. There are many reasons that can make a user look for more customization regarding this previous things, functional, esthetical, or even both.
If you are one of those that seek to have a good looking UI and more customization options you keep on reading. Cover is a screen protector that has shortcuts to applications that adapt to the needs of the user as well as to the situation he finds himself in.
Practical, is the main thing we can say about this application. It is a lockscreen that allows you to quickly access your favorite applications. But our favorite applications may change based on our location and Cover takes care of that also by using the GPS to track your use of applications. And you may be sure that the applications you use at work differ from those you use at home.
Interface and Options
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Cover’s interface is pretty clear and simple. On one side you have a watch, the date, the current profile and the sound mode it located on the upper corner of the screen. On the left side, vertically aligned, are the application shortcuts which are deemed our favorites at that moment. In order to access one of those applications the user only has to tap the icon and slide it to the right. This makes the lockscreen drag and show the application. The icon list can be scrolled vertical in a way that makes it possible to access other applications. If you just want to unlock the screen without opening an application just slide your finger from the left to the right without chosing an application. For those who worry about safety, Cover allows you to use pattern and passwords to unlock the lockscreen.
This application goes beyond the possibility of accessing your application directly through the Launcher. If this is a good functionality, what about being able to silence your device at night when you want to rest? What about creating sound profiles that are adquate to the environment you find yourself in? Besides that, once you plugin your headphones Cover is smart enough to know it should show media related applications. Access to the camera is also pretty easy since all you need to do is flip your device to landscape mode and it will automatically open the camera app.
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At this point in time access to cover is restricted to invite only, so in case you want to test it out, you should access the CoverScreen webpage and input your email address. This limited access is due to the fact that the application is still in development so whoever has access to it has to take that into account and know that some performance issues and bugs are to be expected, and should report it so the developers can work on fixing it.
Long story short, Cover is a very interesting application, exclusive for Android, which seeks to offer smartphone users the possibility of accessing the right applications in the right place. After the development phase is finished it is predicted to be one of the most used lockscreens in Android smartphones.