Huawei Developer Conference 2020 to Discuss HarmonyOS, HMS Core 5.0, EMUI 11, Fintech, and Moreby Fintechnews Middle East 9. September 2020
From September 10 to 12, 2020, Huawei will be hosting its annual developer conference, a multi-day event expected to bring together more than 400 industry veterans and over 500 tech firms to discuss the latest trends and technologies set to transform software and app development.
For this year, the Huawei Developer Conference 2020 (Together) will delve into some of the emerging technologies and how companies and developers must prepare for the new era of intelligence and interconnectivity. It will also include an exciting line-up of announcements, with Huawei set to share the latest on HMS Core 5.0, HarmonyOS, and EMUI 11.
The event will cover some of the hottest trends and topics, including gaming, e-commerce, travel and navigation, finance, augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), privacy and security, fitness and health, wearables, smart cards, and more. Speakers will include representatives from Huawei, as well as fintech entrepreneur, author and influencer Brett King, among many others.
During the Huawei Conference, Huawei will also be giving the audience an update on some of its latest works, unveiling products such as the Huawei Watch Fit, a new stylish, smart watch and workout partner, as well as the Huawei FreeLace Pro, a new set of wireless headphones.
In the e-commerce session, industry experts and Huawei ecosystem partners will address how AI, AR/VR, and other visual search technologies are transforming the industry by giving it a new wave of growth. They will explain how companies and developers can seize these arising opportunities by upgrading user experience. They will also share the lessons they’ve learnt and challenges they’ve faced.
In the travel and navigation session, Huawei will delve into the work it’s been doing with global partners to provide users with a safe and easy travel experience using HMS Core capabilities and through its 360-degree campaign. HMS Core is a hub for Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and serves as a toolkit for app development on Huawei devices.
And in the gaming session, Huawei will share the latest updates on AppGallery, and showcase how mobile gaming can be optimized using its improved Multi-Screen Collaboration feature. Guest speakers from gaming startups Cocos and TipsWorks will also be telling their experiences of being part of the Huawei ecosystem.
AppGallery’s finance push
Huawei says it thinks of the financial service industry as providers of some of the most important services in consumers’ daily lives and therefore wants to provide all individuals and businesses with access to useful, but also affordable, financial services and products.
It is important to provide the users with a choice that meets their needs – whether it’s transactions, payments, savings, credit, insurance, personal advice – and Huawei says it wants to do it in an accessible, responsible, and sustainable way.
In light of this, AppGallery has been growing rapidly as it pushes to onboard more financial partners and attract banking apps from different regions. In particular, the app marketplace is seeing strong demand coming from users looking for apps that allow users to manage their finances with their local banks and financial institutions. The goal, it said, is to establish a wide catalogue of apps that caters to the varied needs of its global audience
The Finance Partnership Growth & Innovation Fund
Huawei is allocating resources to help accelerate this growth, including the US$10 million Finance Partnership Growth & Innovation Fund that will go towards partnerships with financial apps developers and innovation projects, and its US$1 billion developer incentive program Shining-Star.
On top of that, the firm has added special capabilities to ensure that finance and banking apps are equipped with excellent privacy and security features.
AppGallery has seen a huge variety of different financial services onboard in different regions, supporting its direction of becoming a truly open and innovative app marketplace that aggregates quality and popular apps from around the world.
In the past three months alone, AppGallery has seen a growth rate of financial apps of around 160%.
AppGallery, one of the world’s top 3 app marketplaces globally, claims 460 million monthly active users. The distribution platform features mainstream apps and services in Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and more.
One of its unique features is the Wishlist, which allows users to submit the apps they would like to see being added and let the community vote. Huawei said it has made more than 3 million wishes come true since January 2019, which led to over 580 apps being brought on-shelf.
On the developer side, the company said it has established a fast development cycle through simplified access and integration with HMS Core, allowing developers to have their apps up and running in the app store within just three days.
To learn more about AppGallery and explore the exciting ways Huawei is looking to collaborate with developers and partners in the future, visit this link to livestream Huawei’s Developer Conference 2020 (Together).