Huawei has started its HMS App Innovation contest in which the developers across the world are invited to take part including Pakistan. The developers are required to register with Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest “Apps UP” and showcase their skills of developing apps, the registration is open until October 8, 2020.
The participants in the contest will compete against each other to create innovative apps that could improve and help navigate day to day life of users. The program Apps Up provides a platform for developers in all five competing regions including Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, and China.
HMS Core integrates Huawei’s Chipset-Device-Cloud capabilities, providing core capabilities to developers such as Machine Learning Kit, HiAI, AR Engine and more. Developers can easily achieve direct access and global all-scenario intelligence distribution across all devices by integrating their apps with HMS Core.
With AppGallery’s continued growth and position as one of the top three global app marketplace, winners of the Apps UP contest will get the chance to have their apps promoted on HUAWEI AppGallery, making them accessible to hundreds of millions of device users from more than 170 countries and regions, combined with the benefits of AppGallery Connect, providing one-stop service open platform for mobile apps, which help developers innovate and carry out efficient operations.
Prizes and Benefits
– USD 200,000/- total funded by the Shining-Star Program, in cash prizes in the following categories: Best App, Best Game, Best Social Impact App, Most Popular App, Honourable Mention
– Opportunity to compete on a global stage and showcase technical ability using leading HMS Core
– Discussion with industry experts and Apps UP expert judging panel
– Free access to Huawei Developers events, courses and certifications
As part of the global contest launch celebration, Huawei has hosted a virtual live event in early July to demonstrate what’s in store for developers. The event was marked with different talks from successful developers from the Middle East sharing their experience with Huawei HMS Core but also talks from Adam Xiao, Managing Director of Huawei Mobile Service in the Middle East and Africa and various talks from Giant tech managers in the Arab world notably Ibrahim Hamady the CEO of Arab Hardware.
Examples of the integration with HMS Core showed at the launch event include art app Sketch AR, an application that uses HUAWEI HiAI to create a smarter app for virtual art creation. Another is StorySign, which integrates with Machine Learning Kit and blends image recognition, HUAWEI HiAI Optical Character Recognition (OCR) translate popular children’s books into sign language to ensure deaf children can enjoy story time.
The contest’s preliminary round is set for the 9th October with a scheduled public voting at the end of the same month and the final winners to be announced in November. For the occasion, Huawei has appointed renowned jury of international experts, entrepreneurs and visionaries including President and CEO of Pakistan Telenor Microfinance Bank / Easypaisa, Mr. Mudassar Aqil.
Commenting on the HUAWEI HMS App Innovation Contest, Apps UP, Mr. Aqil said: “The use of advance technologies is revolutionizing the way individuals; organizations as well as authorities interact or execute daily tasks. Platforms like the Huawei Apps UP Contest provide hidden talents and emerging professionals a chance to showcase their creativity and ability to tackle complex issues. Innovating in a way that it can facilitate end consumers is key to creating an ecosystem that elevates the quality of life for everyone and this is something that we at Easypaisa build on as well.”
How To Participate
To enter, participants must register an account on the official website: https://developer.huawei.com/consumer/en/digix/appsup between 13th July – 8th October 2020 and sign up either as an individual or as a team of up to three members. All apps must be developed integrating HMS Core and submitted on the contest’s official website on 8th October 2020, where a panel of regional industry experts will score each entry on social value, business value, user experience and originality.
From there, at the stage of public review, the top 20 shortlisted apps in each region will be made available for the public to download on the contest official website or HUAWEI AppGallery from 22nd October, making their way to the finals in November.
Ready to harness the endless potential of the app world with Huawei? To find out more, visit https://developer.huawei.com/consumer/en/digix/appsup
– Top developers across Pakistan are invited to develop innovative apps by integrating with HMS Core, a full suite of Huawei’s Chipset-Device-Cloud capabilities.
– USD 200,000/- total in cash prizes, funded by the Shining-Star Program.
– Opportunity to HUAWEI AppGallery promotional resources to reach 650 million Huawei device users and more.
– Jury of international experts, and entrepreneurs including President and CEO of Pakistan Telenor Microfinance Bank/Easypaisa, Mudassar Aqil