Huawei HMS Global Application Innovation Competition (Apps UP) was officially launched today. The Chinese manufacturer is encouraging global developers to integrate the open capabilities of Huawei HMS Core to develop innovative applications. According to reports, as of the end of May 2021, the number of Huawei registered developers has exceeded 4 million. Furthermore, the number of applications integrating HMS Core globally exceeds 134,000.
Huawei will launch Apps UP simultaneously in five major regions including China, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East, and Africa. The company plans to set up a special incentive bonus of $1 million and there will be more awards. Huawei will also create incentives like support resources and exclusive incentives for HMS Core payment capabilities.
At the launch ceremony, Huawei also announced HMS Core 6.0. It further clarifies the role of Huawei Cloud and Huawei’s terminal cloud service (Cloud-Cloud Synergy) for developers. Huawei said
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“With the help of Huawei HMS Global Application Innovation Competition, Huawei hopes to stimulate the innovation power of global application developers and bring more intelligent and innovative applications and services in all scenarios. We will continue to enrich the HMS ecosystem”.
Huawei wants HMS Core to be global
Currently, Huawei’s HMS ecosystem has become the third-largest mobile application ecosystem in the world. HMS Core opens more than 60 capabilities to developers and provides five root engine services for map, search, payment, browsing, and advertising. These can help applications gain more users, higher activity, and more efficient business success.
Huawei hopes to use the global launch of HMS Core 6.0 to increase its application ecosystem. At present, Huawei Cloud and Huawei Terminal Cloud Services will bring more features for global developers. The company’s target is to globalize HMS Core. It does not want this service to be for the Chinese region only.
Chen Lifang, senior vice president and director of Huawei said
“We are moving towards the digital intelligence world. In fact, we are already living in an era full of apps. Apps make our work and life more convenient than before. This is inseparable from the efforts and contributions of thousands of developers”.
She used “trees” and “roots” as a metaphor for the close relationship between the thriving HMS ecology and developers: “The towering tree must have its roots. The process of HMS ecology’s thriving growth is not only the evolution of technological empowerment but also the result of the close collaboration between Huawei and the majority of developers … I believe that more and more people are gathering together through the HMS platform”