One of Apple’s biggest rivals, Google, recently announced its annual conference for developers (similar to that of Apple’s WWDC), the Google I/O, which is set to take place this year on May 28-29 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center West. According to Sundar Pichai, Google’s Vice President of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, the registration for the event is set to open on March 17, 2015 at 9:00AM PDT.

Unsurprisingly, a Google account is required to apply for your seat and only one registration application per person is allowed. That being said, there is no need to rush because you’ll have quite a bit of time to submit your registration application. Google assured applicants by saying the following:

Applicants will be selected at random to receive the opportunity to purchase one ticket. The order in which applications are received has no bearing on the outcome and remember, only one registration application per person is allowed.
Much like Apple’s WWDC, Google I/O is important for the Cupertino California company rival as it allows Google to share major platform developments with its developers, fans and analysts, ultimately allowing developers to prepare for what’s next. Last year’s event introduced technology and software such as Android’s Car Play, the major Android Lollipop upgrade, Google’s Material Design across the web, desktop and mobile version of Android, among many other things.

This particular year will be especially important given the fact that Apple now poses more of a threat to Android due to strong sales of the iPhone 6 Plus, which has helped Apple get into the “phablet” space which was previously dominated by Google’s Android devices. We’ll have to wait and see what Google ends up revealing this year, how the market is affected and more importantly, how Apple responds.

Source: Sundar Pichai (Google+)