South Africa: Huawei Enters Partnership With SA App Developers

Johannesburg — HUAWEI has partnered local application developers to promote uniquely South African content.

The content is available on the Huawei AppGallery

Huawei AppGallery and Huawei Themes are pre-installed on all the latest Huawei and Honor devices.

"South African consumers increasingly want more apps that are relevant to their unique circumstances, addressing issues they experience regularly - such as load shedding or safety concerns - but also apps that celebrate South Africa's multitude of cultures and this vibrant country," explained Lu Geng, Director of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Southern Africa.

Akhram Mohamed, Chief Technology Officer of Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa, said Huawei was committed to catering to the needs of South African consumers.

"We also know that we do not have all the answers. For this reason, we aim to work closely with South African developers so that we can give our users everything that they need and want from their devices. At the same time, we also hope to create an open ecosystem for local developers by offering a simple and secure environment for them to upload content," Mohamed said.

Huawei Mobile Services was launched in South Africa in June last year.

At the end of 2018, Huawei Mobile Services had 500 million users globally, representing a 117 percent increase on the previous year.

Huawei recently held a Developers' Day, a first of its kind, where Huawei executives met South African developers to discuss Huawei's offering.

Some 48 developers registered their apps on the day.

Huawei is currently in discussions with them with the eventual aim of featuring the best apps and designs on HUAWEI AppGallery or HUAWEI Themes.

The Consumer Cloud Service Southern Africa Team at Huawei plans on making Developers' Day a quarterly event and establishing a local providers' hub, where developers can regularly meet with Huawei for training on updates to programmes and offerings.

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