At Huawei Developer Conference 2020, Mr. Wang Yamin, President of Global Partnerships and Eco-Development at Huawei Consumer Business Group throws light on the progress and achievements of AppGallery and HMS in the first three quarters of 2020.
The Huawei Mobile System (HMS) is an alternative to Google Mobile Service. At Huawei Developer Conference 2020, Huawei released an update on Huawei Mobile Service Core 5.0 for developers. It covers the seven major service areas for helping developers to achieve innovation and simplify the development process.
At present, 1.8 million developers worldwide have connected with the HMS ecosystem and 96,000+ applications have integrated with HMS Core worldwide.
AppGallery is Huawei’s own application which comes pre-installed with all new Huawei mobile. AppGallery has now 73,000 local apps from 6000 (last year). Now reaching 700 million users globally.
AppGallery now reaches diverse needs of 490 million Monthly Active Users (MAUs) in over 170 countries/regions. In the first half of 2020, app download count reached 261 billion.
According to Wang, AppGallery has the potential to compete with global brands Google and Apple’s ecosystems. The dual monopoly of Google and Apple has last for 10 years. But long term monopoly is not for industry as well as developers and it should end.
Huawei Mobile Service (HMS) is to reach a level of the equivalent of Google and Apple’s ecology. To fulfill this, developers’ top priority will be Huawei. Wang stressed that it’s time for a challenger to build such a new app ecosystem that can be more fair and open.
According to Huawei, its policy allows developers to earn more through their apps because Huawei takes about 15% fo their app revenue, which is almost half compared to Google and Apple’s.
On the other hand, Wang also brought GMS in the discussion and said that HMS has now achieved basic usability and it’s easy to use. To grow HMS and AppGallery on the overseas market, Huawei is partnering with different popular app-makers and industry leaders to put their app on AppGallery and bring their content for Huawei device users.
Also, Huawei is launching special incentives and support programs for developers to make their apps with the HMS platform.