HUAWEI AppGallery, Huawei's official app distribution platform offers a new alternative to its users, becoming the third largest app market after the disappearance of Windows Mobile: available in over 170 countries / regions with 400 million monthly active users.
Stimulated by bans that still prevent it from marketing some terminals with Google software, Huawei has worked a lot in recent months to create a popular ecosystem and hundreds of millions of active users around the world and the effort of thousands of internal engineers and third-party developers able to lay the foundations for the development of their own store together with HMS Core, which opens a variety of the company's hardware and software functions.
Along the lines of what Apple does for its Huawei devices capable of optimizing performance and results by targeting software development on the special capabilities of their smartphones and tablets.
HUAWEI AppGallery offers hardware-optimized apps
The apps downloaded from the AppGallery are optimized to work on Huawei devices, also taking advantage of specific device capabilities. The key factor HUAWEI HiAI, an open AI capability platform for smart devices, which brings together software and hardware resources from different devices and facilitates collaborative interactions, which reinforce each other.
For example, the WPS Office app uses HiAI intelligent recognition functionality to achieve ultra-high resolution optical character recognition to recognize text in images such as scanned documents and photos. In-app documents are automatically detected and corrected, greatly improving productivity.
HUAWEI AppGallery divides applications into 18 categories, including news, social media, entertainment and more, all searchable with a simple and fluid browsing experience. If there is an app that users cannot find, all they have to do is send the name of the desired app to a "Wish List". Once this app is put on the shelf, the user who sent it via "Wishlist" will be notified.
HUAWEI AppGallery and apps without "Quick Apps" installation
Quick Apps an app ecosystem that hosts a new type of app without installation. It offers a good user experience, powerful features and automatic updates for HTML5 pages, but takes up very little memory space.
Although it offers users the same experience as native apps, Quick Apps are written with only 1/5 of code compared to Android apps, thus taking up less memory space. Users can host over 2,000 Quick Apps instead of only 20 native apps with only 1 GB of space.
Users can even add their favorite Quick Apps to their desktops for convenient access. Quick Apps can be used not only on over 350 million Huawei phones but also on Huawei branded tablets and laptops. To date, there are over 1,700 Quick Apps released globally, growing 200% year-on-year.
To keep up with 5G, the Quick App will be gradually rolled out across multiple countries and regions, opening up Quick App standards and mature IDE development tools to the global developers on the Chinese market. All developers around the world are invited to publish Quick Apps to offer users a tap-to-use and installation-free experience.
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