HarmonyOS now has 134000 Apps: Since the official launch of the Hauwei’s HarmonyOS, more app developers are building apps on the platform. Huawei trying to make HarmonyOS run its own apps instead of ones designed for Android.
The Chinese tech company has announced that Harmony platform now has over 4 million developer signed on to build apps. It also stated that there is currently about 134,000 apps using HMS Core (Huawei Mobile Services).
HMS Core itself keeps evolving and yesterday’s event saw the launch of version 6.0 with extended support for Huawei’s cloud services.
In an effort to increase the numbers of developers and apps, the company has launched the Huawei HMS Global Application Innovation Competition. Through this competition, Huawei is inviting developers to create new apps based around the HMS core.
The competition is codenamed Apps UP. And it’s expected to gather developers from around the globe. Developers from China, Europe, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa can participate.
The monetary prize pool is $1 million, but Huawei will offer practical awards too, including marketing support, cloud resources, incentives for using HMS Core’s payment system and more.
With millions of users using already enjoying the thousands of Apps, Huawei has claimed that the HarmonyOS is the third largest mobile ecosystem in the world. But, there is no known data to support this claim just yet.
The first refrigerator powered by HarmonyOS already debut in China. Whatever you think, the HarmonyOS has been pretty impressive. It’s an operating system that can power almost any tech gadget. And the Huawei Watch 3, 3 Pro, and MatePad Pro 12.6 (2021) are now on sale in China.
PS. Huawei has also started the “HarmonyOS real-world experience” program in China. This allows curious consumers to try out the new OS in one of Huawei’s stores.