WWDC Expectations

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is only a couple of weeks away and everyone is wondering what the company will unveil during the keynote address. As much as we all have long wish lists for what we would like to see, I think it’s important to balance those with realistic expectations for what’s likely to happen.

Capping WWDC tickets

Michael Lopp:

The cap on WWDC tickets means it won’t go the way of SXSW – a wildly successful conference that has grown consistently since its inception. I used to go every year until one late night we looked around a huge sea of strangers and decided that we no longer knew this conference. The experience had become diluted. It had become unfamiliar, full of strangers, and unknowable.

There is a lot of truth to that. A lot of people go to WWDC to meet up with old friends — the socializing is just as important as the sessions for many people. Lopp provides some other great insights in the article too.

CocoaConf Alt canceled for WWDC

CocoaConf Alt was a conference that was organized for the week of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference for all of the attendees that couldn’t get tickets for Apple’s event. However, organizers of CocoaConf Alt contacted attendees this morning and said the event has been canceled. […]

Improving WWDC

Daniel Jalkut offers some tips on how Apple can improve WWDC so it benefits all developers. While I don’t disagree with the premise, I still think holding the conference is important for developers and Apple.

AltWWDC 2013

AltWWDC is an alternative conference for Apple developers and designers, held alongside Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, California. This free 5-day event takes place June 10-14, 2013 and includes talks, lunch, and co-working space, available first-come, first-serve every day. Confirmed speakers are Mike Lee, Victor Agreda, Jr., Brett Terpstra, Brent Simmons, Saul Mora, and Steve “Scotty” Scott.

You have to love developers and the things they do for the community.

WWDC keynote live update

Apple’s WWDC keynote will begin at 10:00 am PT. The Loop is at the event and will bring you live coverage throughout. Updates will be posted in reverse chronological order. […]

WWDC keynote to be held on June 11

Apple today invited media to a keynote kicking off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The keynote will be held at 10:00 am on Monday June 11 at Moscone West. […]

∞ Apple posts WWDC 2011 videos for developers

Couldn’t make it to Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this year? Neither could most Apple developers. Not only is it a long way (and an expensive trip) for many people to go to, but WWDC tickets sold out in two … Continued

∞ If you think WWDC wasn't successful, you weren't paying attention

Sometimes I think people just don’t pay attention. A major event like WWDC comes, Apple introduces some great products, and still some people think there is little innovation.

Just to recap, Apple announced Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud. The significance of these announcements are not only in their product categories, but also with the entirety of the announcements and how they fit together.

It’s true that Apple didn’t release any new hardware, but we knew Apple wasn’t going to release hardware back in March. That’s no surprise, so let’s look at the significance of the software.

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∞ Apple posts WWDC keynote video

By now, you’ve presumably read The Loop’s live coverage of today’s WWDC keynote and seen the major news announcements. But there’s nothing quite like watching an Apple keynote for yourself. Now you can, thanks to Apple, which posted the video … Continued

∞ Meeting Spot app aims to make WWDC easier for meetings

There was a new app released yesterday by Selligy called Meeting Spot that is going to help out a lot of people at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference being held next week.

Meeting Spot lets you check out all of the cafes, coffee shops, restaurants and sandwich around Moscone to find the perfect place to have a meeting, lunch or both. I’ve been in this position many times, so the app definitely appeals to me.

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∞ Apple releases official WWDC app

Apple on Thursday released an app for developers of next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

Aptly named “WWDC,” the app lets you search the conference schedule, make a reservation at the User Interface, App Review, iTunes Connect, Program Support, or Developer Publications lab, view floor diagrams of Moscone West, and create a custom schedule of the sessions, labs, and events you plan on attending.

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∞ Thoughts on Apple, the iPhone and WWDC

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Shawn King, host of Your Mac Life Apple on Monday announced the dates and a few details about the next Worldwide Developers Conference. Not surprisingly, speculation about what Apple will tell those developers … Continued

∞ Apple's WWDC sold out

Apple starting selling tickets for its Worldwide Developers conference earlier today and its already sold out.

∞ Hilarious first-timer's guide to WWDC

It’s nice when the old guard passes along some tips for the upcoming developers. Sometimes. Mark Dalrymple (no relation that I know of), a long time developer and author, put together 10 things for first-time developers to make sure they … Continued

∞ What iPhone 4's gyroscope means for iOS gaming

Steve Jobs gave a quick demo on Monday of iPhone 4 to show off its new gyroscopic capabilities. These new functions will keep iPhone 4 competitive with new handheld gaming systems, along with – presumably – other iOS-enabled devices that … Continued

∞ iMovie coming to iPhone 4

iPhone 4’s introduction brings with it dramatic new video capabilities, and to take advantage of them Apple plans to release an iPhone version of iMovie. It will be available for purchase and download from the App Store and will cost … Continued

∞ App Store pays out $1 billion to developers to date

During his keynote presentation to developers attending this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed that the App Store has paid out more than $1 billion to developers since going online. Apple returns 70 cents of every … Continued