From August 9th to 11th, Huawei held the Huawei Developer Conference 2019 in Dongguan, China. HDC 2019 featured a number of key announcements including that Huawei Mobile Services now boasts over 100 million users outside of China.

In addition, an updated developer engagement program named ‘Shining-Star’ will be launched along with Huawei DigiX Labs that offers open capabilities for development and testing.

The company announced the global launch of HMS-Core which provides 14 kits for more than 910k global developers. Besides, a new content partnership for Huawei video is introduced at HDC 2019.

Jervis Su, Vice President of Mobile Services, Huawei Consumer Business Group said on the occasion:

“Intelligent connections are the future. Huawei Mobile Services provides a global platform, connecting more than 910K global developers and 100 Million users outside of Chin. These connections make a real difference. With the Huawei Mobile Services portfolio, we have been able to show that there is real demand for a more intelligent solution. We are very proud to be able to announce a number of milestone successes for our portfolio.”

Huawei Success Story of 2019

These milestone successes for Huawei Mobile Services for the first half of 2019 include:

  • In-App Purchase (IAP) is now available in more than 140 countries
  • The Huawei AppGallery generates 1 Billion+ apps downloads outside of China
  • Outside the Chinese market, over 280 Million Themes are being downloaded each year
  • Huawei Browser has reached 100% MoM growth since its launch outside of China in March 2019
  • Huawei Music is now available in 35 countries with over 30 miliion tracks
  • Huawei Assistant will start its global roll-out from 2019 with top partners

‘Shining-Star’ Program and DigiX Lab – Investing in the Future

In keeping the momentum of these results, Huawei announced a new developer engagement program, dubbed ‘Shining-Star’. The Project has invested 1 billion USD resources to provide comprehensive support for developers, and create a smart mobile service innovation ecosystem, helping partners to create digital innovation in full scenario, encouraging developers to access Huawei’s open capabilities and services, and promoting developers’ services in the marketing segment.

Alex Zhang, President of Mobile Services, Huawei Consumer Business Group commented:

“Our ‘Shining-Star’ program is just one of many ways that Huawei is furthering innovation across the board. We feel that many excellent and innovative ideas are lacking the means to show their true luster. With the new initiative, we hope to transform these specks of light to truly shining-stars. Huawei is determined to help developers reach their true potential. ‘Shining-Star’ program will complement our new Huawei DigiX Labs.”

The new Huawei DigiX Labs are going to open in 6 regions in 2019, the first one in MENA will be located in Dubai, UAE. In these labs, developers and partners all across the world can test their service remotely, also they can find all resources they need to develop the apps and services of the future. The Labs are equipped with AR, VR, AI, CameraKit, Ability Gallery, HMS core and other open technological capabilities and offer a truly open space for innovative work.

The introduction of the HMS–core, a collection of Huawei developer kits support and augment functionality across devices. These kits work together seamlessly to ensure that Huawei devices provide a great user experience right out of the box. The global launch of HMS-core means in the trend of full-scenario intelligent connect. This motivates Huawei to continue boost innovation and bring open-capability to developers.

Strong partners, Better future

To engage with more partners and boost the partnership ecosystem, Huawei has partnered with the best content providers in the world to offer unique viewing experience to their users.

At the Huawei Developer conference, Rabih I. Khoury, Partner & Chief Exit Officer of Middle East Venture Partners(MEVP) has shared his keynote speech – ”Building the next generation of Technology Market Leaders in MENA” on “Bridging the world” sub-forum and mentioned:

“We at MEVP are keen on investing the best product/service technology ventures and will cooperate and partner with HUAWEI in developing the untapped potential of the MENA Technology Ecosystem.”

Sandee Lv, Senior MKT Director, BIGO Technology Pte. Ltd. Expressed his views:

“BIGO has been benefiting from the cooperation with Huawei AppGallery which allows us to reach and serve high value users in a better way in the MENA region. We look forward to cooperating with more growth services from HUAWEI. At the same time, BIGO is looking closely at the possibility of integrating Huawei’s advanced 5G tech with our broadcasting service to improve user experience.”

Also Huawei Mobile Services team is negotiating a new cooperation agreement with Wego Flghts – Hotels & Travel Deals Booking App, to provide a better travel experience to HUAWEI global users by integrating Wego – “all travel deals search service” into Huawei Life Service.

The personalized Arabic newsreader NABD, ranked as the #1 Arabic news app across the MENA region, congregates reliable news sources from publisher partners and will delivers localised news contents to Huawei users based on their country and language by Huawei Assistant and Huawei Browser in the near future.