Our App Gallery is the Third Largest App Store: Huawei

  • Huawei said that its AppGallery is now available in over 170 countries/regions with 400 million monthly active users
  • The company said that its Quick Apps are written with only 1/5 amount of codes as compared to that of Android apps

Huawei believes that the demand for smarter apps will only increase in the future. The company informed that it has invested in more than 3,000 engineers on ecosystem engineering. The brand also provides one-stop operational support for developers worldwide, as well as funding, such as the “Shining-Star” program to incentivise innovation.

“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,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

Banned by the USA

Huawei was banned from doing business in America last year. The company since then has had its ups and downs with Android maker Google. It is to be noted here that the majority of mobile devices, including smartphones, being used in the world are based on the Android platform.

“Huawei has hundreds of millions of users worldwide, laying a solid foundation for the development of the ecosystem. Together with HMS Core, which opens a variety of Huawei software and hardware capabilities, Huawei is en route to providing the best and innovative application experience for users,” read Huawei’s official statement.

The company informed that it is continuously working on increasing the selection of top apps, including both popular global applications and quality localised applications. HUAWEI AppGallery segments applications across 18 categories, including news, social media, entertainment and more, all searchable with a simple and smooth browsing experience.

“If there’s an app users can’t find, all they have to do is submit the desired app name to a ‘Wishlist’. Once this app goes on-shelf, the user who submitted it via ‘Wishlist’ will be notified,” stated Huawei’s official statement. The company has recently collaborated with News UK as well.

‘Quick Apps’ ecosystem

Quick Apps, as Huawei Informed, is an app ecosystem that houses a new type of installation-free apps. Despite giving users the same experience as native apps, Quick Apps are written with only 1/5 amount of codes as compared to that of Android apps, therefore taking up less memory space.

“Users can accommodate more than 2,000 Quick Apps instead of just 20 native apps with just 1GB of space,” read Huawei’s official statement.

It continued, “Users can even add their favourite Quick Apps to their desktops for convenient access. Quick Apps are used on over 350 million Huawei phones. To date, there are more than 1,700 Quick Apps released globally, a 200 per cent growth year-on-year.”