At the HMS Global Ecological Alliance Summit, Wang Yanmin, President of Huawei’s Global Ecological Development Department, said that Huawei has been severely dealt with in recent times. However, he reiterates that its consumer business, especially its foreign business is still active. Huawei recently established this department in December last year and had no concept of ecology. After the efforts of the company and developers, its current ecological development is on the right track.
Wang Yanmin said that Huawei’s ecological development has two-step goals. The first step is to allow more than 80% of mainstream applications to join HMS. The second step in the second half of this year is to tackle tough problems. Zhang Li, VP of Huawei’s Global Ecological Development Department, said that Huawei AppGallery is now “active”. It has online applications covering 18 categories, including news, social media, and entertainment. Currently, Huawei’s mobile smart ecosystem covers 170+ countries/regions, with 500 million monthly active users and 2 million registered developers. Nevertheless, Huawei still has a lot of work to do.
Moreover, Chinese developers play an important role in the global application ecosystem. According to data from January to November 2020, among the top 100 apps and games (iOS + Google Play) in global revenue, Chinese developers account for 31%.
Huawei Petal Map is now available for download in AppGallery
Back in October, Huawei officially launched Petal Maps. This map application is for users of some Huawei phones outside China. According to HC, Huawei Petal Map is now available for download in Huawei’s AppGallery. This Map service is available in over 140 countries and regions outside China. It gives users services such as map positioning, map display, driving navigation, and real-time road conditions. This app is currently compatible with the Huawei Mate 40 series, Huawei P40 series, and Mate 30 series. All these devices must be running on EMUI 11.
It also pioneers a new map interaction method, using the Mate 40 series – this is the air-operation function. When the user presses his palm toward the screen while driving, the navigation route view and the map overview interface can switch freely. According to previous information, through Petal Maps’ real-time bus information prompts, users, can view the bus departure and arrival status of some cities, so as to plan time and travel plans. Currently, Huawei Petal Map supports navigation voice broadcasts in Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.