Apple’s WWDC, or Worldwide Developers Conference, is the highlight for Apple developers working with iOS and OS X operating systems. WWDC is a great opportunity for peers to meet and greet and learn more about each other and the industry as a whole. It’s also a highlight for anyone that looks forward to hearing announcements and product reveals from Apple, such as a new iPhone and major iOS updates.
After last year’s WWDC, SHAPE met with many fellow developers and in turn the experience inspired them to continue making better apps. Tickets for WWDC can be hard to come by, last year’s event sold out in less than 10 hours and many developers missed their chance to get tickets because of travel, sleep, work arrangements, etc. This year could sell out as fast or even faster than 2011.
SHAPE took it upon themselves to develop an app specifically for WWDC ticket sales that works as an alarm. It monitors twitter for the keyword “wwdc” and also patrols the official WWDC site for changes. When announcements or keywords are triggered, the app sends a push notification and will activate an alarm within the WWDC app.
Video after the break.
The app is very simple, as it should be, and will keep the SHAPE team from missing their golden opportunity to score a ‘Golden Ticket’ to WWDC 2012. The app is not available for the public nor is it in the App Store. As creator Oleg tweeted, “We would have no advantage in getting tickets if everyone had the app.”
BONUS: If you would like a slight advantage over the average WWDC attendee, follow @WWDCAlerts to have alerts send directly to you.
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