Hi Tim Witt. Web AppBuilder has recently been released as part of ArcGIS Online. So, you actually can start to use it today 🙂 However, if you are interested in building your own widgets and themes, you will have to stick to the developer edition. There is a public beta program you can subscribe to here: Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer edition)
thanks for the reply. Yes I was more interested in building my own widget and themes and it was the Developer edition I was applying to. Bummer I never heard back from them though.
I agree with Tim. All they have to do is at least give us a courtesy e-mail to let us know the status instead of this
I even went further to apply for a 30-days organization account instead of using a developer account that I had before and there's still no reply.