Huawei is requesting that some developers publish their apps on ‘AppGallery’ store

ate final month, information that Google had revoked Huawei’s Android license shook the tech group. Since then, we’ve seen {hardware} suppliers, chip designers, requirements organizations, and different corporations pull out of offers with Huawei. Huawei’s rising pains have pressured the corporate to hurry up improvement on its Android OS and Play Retailer different. If the corporate needs to outlive with out Google, then they want to make sure that their smartphones have entry to a flourishing app ecosystem. To that finish, the corporate is constant to ship out requests to builders of widespread Play Retailer functions to get them to publish their apps on EMUI‘s pre-installed AppGallery app retailer.

A trusted developer, who wished to stay nameless, reached out to us this morning with an e mail they obtained from Huawei. The e-mail was an invite to affix AppGallery, an app retailer that the corporate says has “270 million month-to-month lively customers” on over “350m telephones,” about half of that are bought outdoors of China. The e-mail guarantees that builders will probably be supplied with “full help” to assist them publish their app on AppGallery, but it surely’s unclear precisely what sort of help will probably be supplied to builders. Lastly, the e-mail mentions a free invitation to a developer group of over “560ok”, although we don’t understand how lively this group actually is.

Topic: [OFFICIAL] Invitation to affix Huawei AppGallery

Cher XXX crew,

  • Within the final 2 years, Huawei shipped over 350M telephones, about half of them in western markets.
  • All Huawei telephones have our official AppStore “AppGallery” preloaded globally, with 270 million month-to-month lively customers.
  • We realized that your nice Android App XXX will not be but printed in our AppGallery.
  • With a purpose to assure a easy utilization of your App for our customers, Huawei is dedicated to offer you full help, that can assist you publish your App into AppGallery.
  • We’d subsequently like to ask you to affix our 560ok builders group without cost, in our Huawei Developer portal.

There’s nothing shocking about Huawei sending this e mail to app builders from Google Play. We’ve obtained comparable emails from Amazon requesting us to publish on the Amazon Appstore, so Huawei is way from alone in making these requests. Nonetheless, the timing of those requests is fascinating given the latest U.S. commerce restrictions on Huawei and a latest report,  Huawei’s app retailer technique outdoors of China.

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