At Huawei’s first MENA Developer Day, the brand introduces HMS ecosystem
October 8, 2019

Bringing together more than 250 app developers and partners in Dubai during GITEX Technology Week at’ Dubai World Trade Center, Huawei hosted its first Developer Day, sharing their new eco-construction strategy and showcasing its global intelligent distribution platform with a range of open capabilities and one-stop services for partners.

At their first MENA Developer Day during GITEX Technology Week at the DWTC, Huawei introduced the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) – an ecosystem based on the core framework of Huawei Mobile Services (HMS Core and Capabilities) and Developer Services. To date, HMS Core has opened 14 capabilities to help developers build high-quality applications at low cost and shorter time.

The HMS Ecosystem has been in development for years and is growing in scale. The App Gallery, for example, has been in use as an app distribution platform for more than eight years in China and was launched globally in April,2018. An increasingly large number of developers are joining the HMS Ecosystem and adding their mobile apps on the App Gallery to allow global users an improved experience.

To encourage more developers to integrate qualitative apps to the HMS Ecosystem, Huawei has increased its investment from one billon CNY to a billion in USD to global developers – the Shining-Star program has been significantly upgraded with 80% of the investment targeted at incentivizing and accelerating global developers’ innovation. It also aims to cover the development, growth and marketing funds needed.

The DigiX Innovation Studio will further expand throughout the globe, with eight DigiX Labs in 6 main cities in the global markets including Dubai, providing support to global developers, including device testing, experience of capability development, among others.

With 570 million Huawei mobile devices monthly active users, the Huawei Mobile Services is launched in 170+ countries, has 3 regional centers, and 15 data centers worldwide including Dubai.

  • At the Huawei Developer Day, Rahul Prabhakar Badki, Head of Partnerships & BD, VIU MEA shared their partner story and how their collaboration with AppGallery in the last year brought them more than one million application downloads.
  • Hussam Hammo, CEO of mobile games publisher Tamatem announced a new partnership with HUAWEI AppGalleryand commented that they will integrate the game service kit to the global market, through its top-quality games.
by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at:
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