Published on August 20th, 2020 | by Alex Novus

Global HUAWEI HMS App Innovation Contest open to Australians

Developers in Australia are being invited to put their skills to the test on a global stage with the launch of HUAWEI HMS App Innovation Contest, Apps UP.

The inaugural contest will see entrants compete against each other to create innovative apps that improve and help navigate everyday life across five categories: Best App, Best Game, Best Social Impact App, Most Popular App and Honourable Mention.

The Apps UP contest provides a platform for developers across each of the five competition regions – Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America and China – to showcase their skills and innovation, with winners selected by an expert judging panel.

Along with the opportunity to compete on a global stage and showcase technical ability using HMS Core, Australian entrants will have access to leading industry experts and Huawei Developers events, courses and certifications, as well as the opportunity to win over AUD$556,000 in cash and Huawei Cloud resources as part of the APAC pool of prizes.

Larking Huang, Managing Director of Huawei Consumer Business in Australia: “Mobile apps and technology that make our professional and personal lives easier are being developed at speed, on a daily basis around the world. At Huawei, we always aim to rethink and redefine what’s possible, pushing the limits of technological innovation, and that is the inspiration for our Apps Up Competition. We are rapidly building the services and apps we offer our consumers, and now we are encouraging Australian developers to get involved and be a part of our journey by creating exciting new apps that will benefit everyone – leveraging HMS Core.”  

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 marketplaces, winners of the Apps UP contest will get the chance to have their apps promoted on HUAWEI AppGallery, making them accessible to over 700 million users from more than 170 countries. Combined with the benefits of AppGallery Connect, providing a one-stop service open platform for mobile apps, which help developers innovate and carry out efficient operations.

Free access to Examples of app integration with HMS Core include art app Sketch AR, an application that uses HUAWEI HiAI to create a smarter app for virtual art creation, and StorySign, which integrates with Machine Learning Kit and blends image recognition and HUAWEI HiAI Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to translate popular children’s books into sign language to ensure deaf children can enjoy story time.

How to enter 

To enter, participants must register an account on the official website, https://developer.huawei.com/consumer/en/digix/appsup  between now and 30 August 2020, signing up as either an individual or a team of up to three members. All apps must be developed integrating HMS Core and submitted on the contests official website before 4:00am AEST on 31 August 2020. A panel of regional industry experts will judge and 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’s official website or HUAWEI AppGallery from 21 September 2020, making their way to the finals in early October.

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 . #HMSInnovateforall

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While not travelling, reading, gaming, watching films AND writing reviews and articles, Alex loves exploring the shops of Melbourne searching for classic pop culture trinkets.

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