Going to WWDC? Meet Up With Other Developers Through Flighty's Tracking Tool

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is kicking off next Monday, and starting later this week, developers who have been invited to attend in person will be catching flights to get to Cupertino, California.

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Developer Ryan Jones today announced the launch of a useful flight tracking tool for those who are attending, which is available through the Flighty flight tracking app. WWDC attendees can add their flights to the Flighty WWDC 2023 website to see other developers who will be flying in from the same airports and who may be on the same flights.

Dates are not shared, nor are flight numbers and airlines, but developers can add their names to see who else is coming to and from their local airports. The site also provides a look at interesting aggregate data, such as the number of countries developers are flying from, which airports, the distance traveled, and more.

A map view shows all of the incoming flights at a glance, and clicking into a location displays the developers coming from that area. The tool is free to use, and available through the Flighty website.

Flighty is a robust flight tracking app that offers up all of the flight information that you need ahead of a trip. It provides quick notifications of any changes, alerts you to possible delays based on late inbound planes, and provides at-a-glance information on departure/arrival times, gate numbers, baggage claim locations, and more.

Flighty is free to download, but unlocking all features requires a Pro subscription. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

MacProFCP Avatar
12 months ago
When I went to NAB, it was easy to spot other attendees. Just look for the nerds on the plane who aren't going to Vegas for sinful activities. Half the plane was quiet on their smartphones the entire flight and the other half wouldn't shut up about all the fun they we're going to have.

By the way, leaving Vegas was the other way around. Half the plane was going nuts over all the new tech and the other half was having a hangover and quiet after all the money they lost. ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
12 months ago
Apple developers: "We value privacy!"

Apple developers going to WDCC: "Let's share our flight information with anyone who wants to see it!"

?

(Yes, I'm just being silly with what I wrote above. And yes, I did read the article, which indicates that "dates are not shared, nor are flight numbers and airlines." I just personally find it a bit odd.)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
marinersaptcomplex Avatar
12 months ago
Wait so ppl can fly in internationally but Apple still isn't going back to a full in-person event like pre-2020? Is it still a COVID thing, or have they just ditched totally live presentations all together?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonblatho Avatar
12 months ago

Wait so ppl can fly in internationally but Apple still isn't going back to a full in-person event like pre-2020? Is it still a COVID thing, or have they just ditched totally live presentations all together?
The latter. They’ve made clear that they prefer the recorded format. I don’t think they’ve formally shut the door forever on live events, but this seems to be a balance that works well for them. They can get their message across cleanly without the risk of any “live TV” woes, any developer anywhere can access WWDC for free (with their Apple Developer Program membership) instead of having to pay $1600 for a ticket (which they might or might not get at all) plus hundreds more in travel and lodging, while they’re still able to make available a hands-on area for folks there in person.
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alexandr Avatar
12 months ago
They could've just planted AirTags on all attendants...
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MacAppleDiva Avatar
12 months ago

Apple developers: "We value privacy!"

Apple developers going to WDCC: "Let's share our flight information with anyone who wants to see it!"

?

(Yes, I'm just being silly with what I wrote above. And yes, I did read the article, which indicates that "dates are not shared, nor are flight numbers and airlines." I just personally find it a bit odd.)
I was thinking the same thing. A little creepy to me. ?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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