Huawei puts forward a vision of building a safe and dependable Mobile Apps Ecosystem, the company’s very own AppGallery already available in more than 170 countries or regions with the acclamation of around 400 million monthly active users that covers mainstream apps and services worldwide.
The Huawei AppGallery is looked forward to countering the increasing demand for smarter apps with an increase in the use of multiple devices by the consumers as the propagation of 5G has become piecemeal.
In simple terms, Huawei envisions making the AppGallery open, innovative, and accessible to consumers. Moreover, it aims to rigorously protect the users’ privacy and security while giving them a unique and smart experience.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, on Huawei’s vision of making the AppGallery a top 3 marketplace globally says, “Privacy, under your control’ has always been at the heart of our philosophy. We place privacy protection and cybersecurity as the top priorities of all our business operations and strictly implement them in all phases of our products. We also have the strictest privacy and cybersecurity solutions in Huawei AppGallery.”
Huawei already holds a strong group of users worldwide giving it a strong groundwork for developing the ecosystem. The company along with its HMS Core that gives way to a number of software and hardware capabilities allows itself to offer the best and innovative application experience to the users. It seems more true with Huawei investing more than 3,000 engineers in just the ecosystem engineering.
Similarly, Huawei deploys full-cycle security and protection in the AppGallery that includes developer real-name verification along with the four-step review process for secure app operation. All apps have to go through a rigorous verification test thereby preventing them from malicious activity. The company also comes up with an age-rating system thereby creating a safe environment for the children and filtering the apps that are inappropriate for their age range.
Thus, the verification seems to be of the highest level that is able to isolate as well as protect the users’ sensitive data and privacy. As such, any sort of personally-sensitive information such as the ‘biometric data’ are said to kept completely personal and never processed outside and giving users the privilege of complete control over their personal data. The company’s own EMUI lets users with control over their app users’ permission. All sorts of user data are said to be anonymized, hence stored locally, corresponding to each user’s region.
About maintaining the quality of apps in the AppGallery, Huawei seems to persistently work on increasing the selection of top apps that reflects the users’ digital lifestyle including both the popular global applications as well as qualitative localized applications.
The AppGallery segments applications across 18 categories that include news, social media, entertainment, and so on, all of which are searchable with a clean yet fluid browsing. And if in case the users don’t find the desirable app, they can simply submit the app(s) name to a ‘Wishlist’ and later get the notification. Huawei has also collaborated with News UK thus bringing accurate and updated news to its users, talking on which the Cheif Technology Officer of News UK stated, “I think this is a really good long-term partnership we can have with Huawei. I feel there’s a lot more innovation we can do and really drive forward amazing customer experiences on those devices.”
Apart from these, Huawei has said to optimize apps on the AppGallery in order to provide the preposterous on-device capability to its users. Huawei HiAI, an open AI capability platform for smart devices pools software and hardware resources from different devices thereby facilitating collaborative and mutually-reinforcing interactions between one another. For instance, the WPS Office app in the AppGallery makes use of the HiAI intelligent recognition capability thus obtaining super-resolution optical character recognition that allows it to recognize texts in images including scanned documents and photos. Also, it allows the automatic detection as well as correction of the in-app documents.
What’s more? Well, the Huawei AppGallery comes up with a tap-to-use and installation free experience aka ‘Quick Apps’, which brings the all-new installation-free apps. It’s responsible for providing a flawless user experience, powerful functions and automatic updates for the HTML5 pages while consuming very less memory. The Quick Apps are written with just 1/5 amount of codes in comparison to the Android apps for minimal memory consumption thus allowing users to accommodate more than 2,000 Quick Apps in contrast to only around 20 native apps with just 1GB space. Again, users are capable of adding their favorite Quick Apps to their desktops for quick access as well. The Quick Apps are currently said to be used in more than 350 million Huawei phones with above 1,700 of them released globally.
Furthermore, Quick Apps are said to gradually roll out to more countries and regions, opening China market’s mature Quick App standard and IDE development tools to global developers thus to keep up the pace with 5G technology. Therefore, Huawei gratifies all developers across the globe to publish the Quick Apps thereby jointly delivering the tap-to-use and installation-free experience to the users.