Today Twitter unveiled Flight, a conference created specifically for mobile app developers.

The Flight conference kicks off in San Francisco on October 22 and will be an annual event, according to Twitter’s new developer site, which relaunched when Twitter announced the event.

Twitter has worked carefully over the past two years to ease its relationship with developers. Back in 2011, the company tightened API restrictions and shunned developers for recreating the Twitter experience in third-party apps. Now Twitter hopes to win over the developers they previously alienated. The company’s acquisitions of Crashlytics, Mopub, and Gnip will play a major role in this process.

It’s noteworthy that while this is Twitter’s first mobile developer conference, it is not Twitter’s first developer event. Twitter held its first developer conference, Chirp, back in 2010.


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