WWDC Bingo is back ahead of next week’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The crew behind the Flighty flight-tracking app put together the contest, which doubles as a survey about what participants expect during Monday’s WWDC22 keynote.
Unlike your granddad’s bingo, where something like five correct numbers in a row constitutes a win, WWDC Bingo serves up 74 possible outcomes to vote on. Contestants strive to achieve the highest percentage of correct answers.
And both the biggest winner and the biggest loser get prizes, sort of.
WWDC Bingo returns for Apple Worldwide Developers Conference
Flighty founder and CEO Ryan Jones tweeted the invitation to play WWDC Bingo on Wednesday afternoon. He included a “place your bets” link to a Google spreadsheet with 73 yes/no questions about possible conference outcomes and one open-ended “minutes of presentation” guess.
“Winner gets Flighty Pro for life. Biggest loser gets one month free,” the spreadsheet says at the top, with a ROFL emoji. Flighty Pro for life is a $250 value, according to the Flighty website.
By Thursday around 7 a.m. PDT, 82 people had submitted answers to play.
It’s WWDC Bingo!
To spice it up, the winner gets Flighty Pro free for life.
Will there be lock screen widgets, mark as unread in messages, Mac Pro teaser, customer sat?
Place your bets: https://t.co/0hxAw6U9eF pic.twitter.com/J6bJxhtbrB
— Ryan Jones (@rjonesy) June 1, 2022
Developers’ WWDC22 prognostications
A nifty element of the bingo card, or spreadsheet in this case, is that it provides the percentage of yes and no answers among respondents. So it’s like a survey.
Looking at it, you can see what the respondents, many or most of whom are likely developers, think will and won’t happen at WWDC22. And a fun detail in the spreadsheet is that each player gets an “optimism rank” among all respondents.
Below are the top and bottom predictions, as of publication time.
Top 10 high-percentage outcomes:
- Lock Screen widgets (100%)
- Customize Lock Screen (94%)
- Group iMessage enhancements (ie, read receipts, typing indicator)
- More interactions inside widgets (91%)
- New iOS subscription capabilities (eg, length, renewal) (82%)
- Redesigned notifications (78%)
- Free-floating windows on iPad (70%)
- New MacBook Pro teased (68%)
- New MacBook Air announced (65%)
- PIP on Apple TV (65%)
Bottom 10 low-percentage outcomes:
- New MacBook Pro announced (0%)
- AR or VR headset announced (3%, though “teased” is 49%)
- Any Mac with cellular data (4%)
- New HomePod (6%)
- Audio output on first page of CC (6%)
- iOS multi-user login (iPad at a minimum) (10%)
- Landscape Face ID (12%)
- Apple Weather+ (13%)
- Hide self view in FaceTime (%14)
- Any all-new hardware announced (1st gen) (15%)