In 2010, tickets to Apple’s WWDC event sold in 8 days. In 2011, WWDC tickets sold out in just 8 hours. Clearly, developer interest in Apple’s iOS platform, and to a lesser extent OS X, is increasing at an astounding rate.
But at the same time, Apple hasn’t done much to increase the size of WWDC. So with supply failing to meet demand, some have argued that Apple needs to expand the conference. After all, with tickets selling out extremely quickly, many developers with a genuine interest in attending WWDC didn’t even hear about tickets going on sale until they were already sold out.
The pros and cons of expanding WWDC aside, developers Anthony Herron and Aaaron Wardle decided to help alleviate the problem by creating a website called WWDC Alerts. As the name implies, the site enables users to sign up via the web with their mobile device number and receive a text message when tickets for WWDC 2012 finally go on sale.
While an official WWDC announcement remains forthcoming, MacRumors notes that the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where Apple holds WWDC, is currently booked up for a “Corporate Meeting” from Monday June 11 through the 15th.
Let the speculation begin.
Lastly, even for those who won’t be able to make it to WWDC, alerts and all, Apple last year wasted no time in putting session videos from the event up online, free to download for any registered Apple developer.