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Download Apple's official WWDC 2013 app for free

If you're heading to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, there's an app to help you out.

The official WWDC application has now launched - complete with event details, scheduling options, streaming session videos, news, maps and more - designed for attendees and those who couldn't snag a ticket this year.

iPhone and iPad owners can download the new app for free access to times, locations, and descriptions of sessions, labs, and special events, as well as maps of the Moscone West event location.

Users can also provide feedback directly through the app on session content and speakers. You can even add attendee information to Apple's Passbook for faster on-site registration.

The app makes it easier for visiting developers to schedule their days in San Francisco. Mark events as favourites to quickly find them later, or filter browsing options by type, topic, or platform.

Since this year's WWDC tickets sold out in about two minutes, plenty of developers were left in the dust. But the application's same-day video of the conference's Apple staff training sessions will help ease some of the pain. The videos will be available only to registered Apple developers.

With a built-in syncing feature, users can start watching a video on one iOS device, then finish it on another. Videos from the 2011 and 2012 sessions are also available for those who want to brush up on their Apple news before next week.

WWDC 2013 runs from 10-14 June 10, with a promised in-depth look at "what's next in iOS and OS X." Last year's event provided a sneak peek at iOS 6 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion, and included the launch of the 15in MacBook with Retina display.

Developers at the San Francisco-based event, or those watching at home, should be on the lookout for an announcement about Apple's next-generation operating system, iOS 7. Recently, sites reported seeing major spikes in traffic from devices running iOS 7 — a mobile OS that has not yet been launched, or even announced.

There were rumours that the Cupertino company may unwrap its next-gen iPhone this month, in an effort to keep up with rival Samsung, whose Galaxy S4 smartphone launched a month ago. But Apple CEO Tim Cook said during a first-quarter earnings call that the company will not release any new products until autumn.

The WWDC app is currently available for free in the Apple iTunes Store.