Huawei’s AppGallery seems to have done quite well last year despite everything, as recently published figures show. In a press release this week, Huawei revealed that the platform now has 2.3 million registered developers – almost 80% more than last year. Globally, 530 million users use the platform monthly, spread across 42 countries compared to 25 in 2019, and Huawei’s fast-growing mobile ecosystem has been particularly attractive to Chinese developers, who have released over 10,000 apps, including many well-known titles such as Clash of Kings, Game of Thrones, and Asphalt 9.
In fact, gaming has been at the forefront of Huawei’s expansion initiatives, with the AppGallery boasting five times more games than last year. App downloads in total reached 384.4 billion in 2020, nearly doubling the previous year’s numbers.
Having firmly established itself among the top three app marketplaces in the world, Huawei has developed its own mobile service framework, HMS Core, to provide basic infrastructure services such as HUAWEI ID and in-app purchases that enable smooth app integration across multiple devices. Now, Huawei has announced that it offers 120,000 apps integrated with HMS Core in the AppGallery: an increase of 118% over last year. One of Huawei’s main goals is to maximize the relevant apps it offers in every area of news, entertainment, social media, and productivity.
They have also spoken out about their 1+8+N strategy—а vision for developing a full-fledged mobile ecosystem consisting of the smartphone (1), Huawei-developed peripherals (8) and third-party IoT devices that are connected using Huawei HiLink and Huawei Share technologies. Huawei is essentially striving to be able to offer an all-in-one package to equal what Samsung and Apple can provide, and its exponential growth this past year has at least proved it can stand on its own two feet.
Huawei AppGallery is growing rapidly and attracting millions of developers