Twitter Announces Flight, Its First Mobile Developer Conference

Twitter Announces Flight, Its First Mobile Developer Conference

Back in 2010, Twitter had launched a developer conference called Chirp.

It lasted a single year.

Yesterday, the company announced its first mobile developer conference, called Flight, which will take place this October.

Short notice, huh? Here’s the lowdown, courtesy of the Twitter Blog.

Today we’re kicking off a new era for developers on the Twitter platform with Twitter Flight, our mobile developer conference. Flight will take place on October 22 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. At Flight, you’ll hear the latest on how Twitter can help you build the best mobile apps.

Flight is a gathering built by developers, for developers. You’ll be right at home if you live, breathe and occasionally dream in Java, Objective-C or Swift. Following the morning keynote by our CEO Dick Costolo, we’ll dive into a series of technical sessions and cap off the day with a great happy hour where you can meet and mingle with some of our engineers.

Twitter has also rolled out an updated version of its dev.twitter.com website, which has a new, cleaner look and a promise of more features to come.

On the blog the company writes that today is now “an extraordinary time to be an app developer”, which is true. However, Twitter has a very chequered past with third party developers which continues to this day – whether this conference will repair some of these relationships remains to be seen.