Important updates on AppGallery were also shared at the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020. Wang Yanmin, Head of Huawei Global Partnerships and Eco-System Development, highlighted AppGallery's achievements in the first three quarters of 2020 in his speech at the conference. Outlined Huawei's extensive support for its global partners and shared success stories to inspire developers.
Wang Yanmin, Head of Global Partnerships and Eco-System Development, Huawei Consumer Electronics Group, said, “Despite the increasing challenges this year, the AppGallery and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem continued to make progress thanks to our global partners. With this strong support, we continue to invest in the ecosystem as we create one of the top three application distribution platforms in the world. We are confident that as we continue to work closer with our partners, we can help local names, especially those aiming to expand into other global markets, to grow and achieve their business goals, ”he said.
AppGallery and HMS ecosystem continues to evolve in 2020
AppGallery meets the diverse needs of 170 million Monthly Active Users (MAUs) in more than 490 countries. In the first half of 2020, this app store increased its popularity among users, with user app downloads reaching 261 billion. Currently, 1,8 million developers globally have joined the Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem, and more than 96 applications worldwide are integrated with HMS Core, providing users with even more unique experiences.
User needs are met with local applications
AppGallery's top priority is to reach the diverse needs of users in different regions and provide them with relevant and quality application services. AppGallery's “Global + Local strategy” stands out as an innovative app listing approach that offers consumers an enhanced experience by focusing on popular native apps.
Some apps and services that are popular around the world will always be the preferred choice for consumers all over the world. With the support of influential global partners, the Huawei ecosystem continues to grow, and partners like Bolt, Deezer, Foodpanda, TomTom Go Navigation, LINE, Qwant and Telegram join AppGallery to make life easier for users.
As consumers often prefer their native apps and services, local developers are quickly recognizing the wide-ranging benefits of listing in AppGallery. Available on Imo, the favorite local messaging app in the Middle East and Africa, and on the well-known online shopping platform Noon Shopping AppGallery. In Europe, BBVA, one of the world's largest financial institutions, and Allegro, a popular online shopping application, have joined the AppGallery platform. In Latin America (LATAM), AppGallery acquired Bancolombia, one of LATAM's largest banks, and Linio, the leading e-Commerce market. Popular travel booking application in Asia Pacific Agoda and top e-commerce sites Lazada are listed on AppGallery.
Developers at the center of Huawei innovation
Developers join AppGallery to use Huawei's innovative technology and HMS Core, enabling them to accelerate the digital transformation of traditional industries. Fully open source, HMS Core helps accelerate application innovation and improve user experience. With these capabilities and services, users will be able to enjoy differentiated experiences in applications, thus bringing more business opportunities for developers.
Sberbank, Russia's largest bank with more than 67 million active customers locally, has partnered with AppGallery to launch its own Near Field Communication (NFC) contactless payment system powered by HMS. More than 11 million users downloaded the app in 21 days.
Grabjobs, Asia's leading recruiting platform, has been integrated with Caas Kit, which allows for in-app recruiting and interviews. 3D facial recognition payment via PayBy powered by the security kit makes the payment more secure. Sweet Selfie has also managed to add super night mode and anti-shake to the list of features after integration with the Camera kit.
AppGallery's full support ensures partners succeed
AppGallery provides full operational support for developers worldwide and helps them take advantage of new opportunities such as cross-region operation and global visibility. To date, many partners from various regions have benefited from AppGallery.
Tom Tom, one of the world's leading navigation brands, has been listed on both popular navigation apps TomTom Go Navigation and TomTom AmiGO AppGallery. TomTom AmiGO saw a 22x increase in download rate thanks to joint marketing efforts with Huawei. Bolt, a vehicle calling app, saw a 136-fold increase in the number of downloads in Europe and Africa from week one to week thirteenth. Kumu, a TV live streaming app in the Philippines, worked with AppGallery to launch a Mother's Day campaign. In the first 15 days, Kumu's premium users increased 220 percent and its revenue increased more than 40 times.
Huawei also offers comprehensive support to help developers explore business opportunities in China and other global markets by providing relevant consulting, localization and integration, marketing and campaign services. A spokesperson from Emirates, the new partner, said, “It is our pleasure to build a partnership with Huawei to provide the best customer experience possible. The engaging tools available in Huawei AppGallery help us build closer connections and experiences with more customers; especially in China, which is an important market for us. "The next phase of our cooperation will begin soon and we aim to benefit passengers at every step of their journey, from planning their journey to their arrival to their destination." Since last year, Huawei has helped more than 700 partners enter the Chinese market.
Huawei promises to work closer with developers and partners
Huawei continues to expand its developer services. Huawei is building three global ecosystem collaboration labs in Russia, Poland and Germany to serve global developers and provide activation, testing and certification services. Five global developer service centers will also be established in Romania, Malaysia, Egypt, Mexico and Russia, which provide local services and platforms to help developers grow and innovate better. - Hibya News Agency