Huawei launched its Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) in China on Thursday, with the revelation that the number of HarmonyOS apps using HMS Core has surpassed 134,000. HMS Core is always improving, and yesterday’s event saw the release of version 6.0, which includes enhanced support for Huawei’s cloud services. Over 4 million developers have registered on the platform, according to the business.
Apps and data will be retained on eligible devices that transition to HarmonyOS 2.0. (the exception being apps that rely on Google Play Services). With backward compatibility taken care of, Huawei is looking forward to the day when HarmonyOS can run its own software rather than Android apps.
To boost those numbers, Huawei has established the Huawei HMS Global Application Innovation Competition 2021, which invites developers to design new apps based on the HMS Core (HMS being the Huawei Mobile Services). Apps UP is the abbreviation for the name, which is extremely long.
Participants can come from China, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. The total prize pool is $1 million, but Huawei will also grant practical prizes such as marketing assistance, cloud resources, and incentives for adopting HMS Core’s payment system, among other things.