Twitter cultivating mobile developer base with new Flight conference

'You’ll be right at home if you live, breathe and occasionally dream in Java, Objective-C or Swift,' quipped Twitter's director of developer and platform relations.

Twitter is joining the ranks of Google, Apple, and even Intel in a new way.

The social network is planning to host its first mobile developer conference, dubbed "Flight," scheduled for October 22 in its hometown of San Francisco.

Described as a one-day summit "built by developers, for developers," Flight attendees are being promised with education, support and guidance on how to build mobile apps incorporating Twitter.

"You’ll be right at home if you live, breathe and occasionally dream in Java, Objective-C or Swift," quipped Jeff Sandquist, Twitter's director of developer and platform relations, in a blog post on Wednesday.

As for many other social networking (and plain tech) giants these days, mobile is playing a rapidly increasing role in long-term revenue and user growth strategies.

Attracting and harnessing a developer community geared specificially toward mobile is critical for everyone from Facebook to Amazon.

Twitter has been testing a number of new functions here and there (i.e.,  a new Buy button on the feed encouraging e-commerce on-the-fly), and a developer expo such as this could unearth even more potential projects for the platform.

Mobile developers can apply to attend now. Registration starts at $140.

For now, developers can look toward dev.twitter.com, which the micro-blogging site just retooled and has promised more new features for in the next few weeks.