Last year, WWDC was announced on March 28th and sold out within 10 hours. This led to many who were stuck at work or out and about missing out on getting tickets for the highly attended conference.
The service asks you to enter your phone number, with international code if necessary, and says that it will ping you the moment tickets are available. Once you do, you’ll be sent an SMS with a verification code that you enter on the site. You can also follow the WWDC Alerts Twitter account here.
The guys seem to be taking the privacy aspects seriously:
- We won’t forward your details onto anybody, ever, ever Amen.
- We will only contact you to let you know tickets are on sale.
- We don’t even want to know your name.
Although Apple does announce the dates of the conference ahead of time, it does not announce the time that tickets will go on sale. In 2010, the event sold out in 7 days. In 2011, it was 1 day. Who knows how quickly they will go this year?