IS THERE A NEW COMPETITION FOR PLAYSTORE AND APPSTORE?
AppGallery is escalating faster than ever. And there is no doubt about it. With companies losing a lot of money during this lockdown, AppGallery is moving up, up, and away!
The AppGallery has welcomed brands such as TomTom, Bolt, Emirates, Sberbank, and Kumu, with more than 1.8 million developers globally now part of the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem. Huawei is building a reliable and open mobile ecosystem to provide a diversified and innovative experience for users.
AppGallery has had a record number of users during 2020. A whopping 490 million in over 170 countries and regions. Within the first half of 2020, user app downloads went up to 261 billion. It is clearly now one of the top three mobile ecosystems.
In a keynote speech at a conference, President of Global Partnerships and Eco-Development at Huawei, Wang Yanmin said:
“Despite increasing challenges, AppGallery and the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem has continued to show progress this year, all thanks to our global partners. With this strong support and recognition, we will continue to invest in the ecosystem as we build one of the top three app distribution platforms in the world. We are confident that as we continue to work closely with our partners, we can help them to grow and achieve their business goals. Especially for those locally popular names who are looking to expand into other global markets.”
HOW IS HUAWEI HELPING NEW DEVELOPERS?
Huawei is also helping developers have more exposure for their new applications. Navigation leader TomTom has both of its popular navigation apps TomTom Go Navigation and TomTom AmiGO listed on AppGallery. They had a 22 times uplift in downloads.
Huawei also has extensive support in assisting developers to explore opportunities in China and other global markets. They are doing so by providing consulting services, localisation and integration.
A spokesperson from newly joined partner Emirates said: “It’s our pleasure to build a collaboration with Huawei in order to provide the best possible customer experience. The tools that are available on the Huawei AppGallery can help us create closer bonds and experiences with more customers.
“The next phase of our collaboration will release soon. It is aimed at benefitting passengers at every step of their journey.”
Huawei also says it is building three global ecosystem labs in Russia, Poland, and Germany. There will also be five global developer service centres in Romania, Malaysia, Egypt, Mexico, and Russia.
Huawei says it will always welcome global developers to join the ecosystem to bring a better, smarter app experience to both, global and local customers.