Of course what would a developer conference sell-out be without some sort of red meat for Apple and Android fans? With apologies to the trolls out there, there just isn’t a meaningful way to compare the two this time around. Google’s I/O conference did sell out in less time (just under half an hour), but WWDC tickets cost almost twice as much ($1600 vs $900). Apple’s conference also lasts several days longer than I/O.
Also unreported is how many tickets went on sale – if one of the conferences sold dramatically more tickets that would need to be taken into account before trying to assert you bragging rights. So in the end, let’s be satisfied with the fact that both developer conferences have legions of devoted attendees, and that neither Apple nor Google is pining away for more people to show an interest in developing for their platforms.
One thing that will make for an interesting comparison this year is that Google changed the timing of I/O to summer, so their conference will now follow WWDC by a scant two weeks. Surely that will bring up another round of “who won” topics for fans to mull over…