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Twitter just released a new feature meant to help mobile-app developers make money—in direct competition with Facebook, which is also actively courting app makers.

The pitch isn't subtle, either: "More downloadsicon1.png for your apps," Twitter's developer site promises.

At an event for developers at its San Francisco headquarters Tuesday evening, Twitter unveiled an update to its Twitter Cards technologylb_icon1.png designed to push users to either download new apps or use the apps they've already installed more frequently.

A previous version of Twitter Cards displayed previews of photos, articles, and other linked content posted in a tweet. But those led to Web pages, not mobile apps, which made for a circuitous route for app downloads.

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Shouldn't Apple, Amazon, and Google be owning the "more downloads for your apps" space?

Hahaha, like we're gonna fall for this shit AGAIN!?!??!

Perhaps Twitter is appealing to different developers this time: developers with mobile (non Twitter) apps.

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