What is `mt=8` in iTunes links for the App Store?

Does anyone know the significance of the mt parameter in App Store Links?

Sample link:

It seems that any value will work, like mt=0, mt=999, etc.


Apple designates a number of different Media Types (mt values):

1   Music
2   Podcasts
3   Audiobooks
4   TV Shows
5   Music Videos
6   Movies
7   iPod Games
8   Mobile Software Applications
9   Ringtones
10  iTunes U
11  E-Books
12  Desktop Apps

So, to answer your question, the “mt=8” in iTunes links simply identifies it as being of type ‘Mobile Software Applications’.

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