23.10.2021 – 05:12
Dongguan, China (ots/PRNewswire)
The latest HMS Core Updates help global developers build an ecosystem for the smart world
Huawei today announced plans to improve developer support with updates to its Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) at its annual Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021). With the updated tools, developers can create better customer experiences and offer users a choice of even better and more competitive services.
In his keynote entitled “Together to Build a New HMS Ecosystem” shared Zhang Ping?an, President of the Consumer Cloud Service, Huawei Consumer Business Group, CEO von Huawei Cloud BU, with that now 5.1 million developers worldwide are registered with HMS and have integrated over 173,000 applications in HMS Core. Today, HMS hosts over 580 million monthly active users with over 1 billion connected devices. He also presented the latest HMS Core 6 kits and updates for HMS’s five Core Engine Services, which are helping developers meet the growing need for intelligent app functionality.
“Innovation is key to building future ecosystems, and developers are at the heart of it. Huawei hopes to bring together both its open and innovative skills and the great minds of developers to accelerate our journey into the connected, all-scenario future said Zhang Ping?
HMS skills are evolving at a rapid pace with the help of global developers
In 2018, when AppGallery and HUAWEI Music first became available overseas, HMS only had 560,000 registered developers worldwide. When HMS Core 4 became available in 2019 and Huawei announced its intention to build a global mobile ecosystem, 1.3 million developers joined forces with HMS and used the 14 core functions. By 2020, HMS Core 5 will provide 2.3 million registered developers worldwide with 56 functions in 7 categories and five core services. Today, the HMS ecosystem continues to be the third largest mobile ecosystem in the world.
In the first three quarters of this year, AppGallery distributed over 332.2 billion applications to Huawei’s 730 million end users worldwide – an increase of 13% year over year. The spread of Quick Apps also exceeded 11.5 billion, an increase of 188% compared to the previous year.
The cross-platform capability of HMS Core 6 enables developers to improve their applications
HMS Core 6 announced several new developer kits after its launch in July to help them create more competitive features for their applications. It offers a total of 69 kits and 21,738 APIs. Compared to HMS Core 5, the latest version offers 13 open, cross-operating system functions and 8,747 new APIs.
The AV pipeline kit, 3D modeling kit, video editor kit, audio editor kit, and 5G modem kit are just some of the recently launched kits that media, graphics developers have been using , artificial intelligence (AI), copyright protection and systems are available. Huawei has also improved existing services such as Computer Graphics Kit and Network Kit to meet the growing need for intelligent app functions and to continue to support its partners.
In the media area, HMS Core 6 offers a total of 11 new functions for editing video and audio. Video Editor Kit is a comprehensive toolkit that can be easily integrated into an application and provides it with versatile video editing functions such as video import / export, editing, rendering and media resource management. With the powerful, intuitive and compatible APIs, developers can easily create a video editing application for different scenarios. The Audio Editor Kit offers a wide range of audio editing functions, including audio source separation, spatial audio, voice changes, noise reduction and sound effects. This serves as a complete solution for developers to create audio-related functions in their applications at a lower cost and with ease.
In the graphics area, with HMS Core 6 7 open functions have been added or improved, with the 3D modeling kit being the highlight. This AI-based kit supports one-click photo collection and automatic generation of 3D models, increasing model production efficiency and requiring minimal professional experience. In addition, the Computer Graphics Kit introduced the “volumetric fog” rendering technique. This new graphics feature takes advantage of Scene Kit’s real-time ray tracing capabilities to make the dynamic reflection of objects in mobile games more realistic. The AR engine ambient light tracking supports real-time ambient light to enhance the shadow and fog effects, which is especially useful for cyberpunk games.
For AI, Huawei has introduced the SignPal Kit. This kit converts text into signs and facial expressions in real time with an accuracy of over 90%, which benefits people with hearing loss and makes communication accessible for them.
The full range of HMS Core functions enables developers to use their intelligent, contextual and scenario-based solutions to create high-quality apps for various intelligent devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, wearables and audio products. These open capabilities can also be used to build apps for Android, HarmonyOS, and iOS using cross-platform development frameworks such as React Native and Cordova.
Updates to the HMS core services promote intelligent app functionality
In order to meet the growing demand from users and developers and to further push the boundaries of intelligent app functions, Huawei announced new updates for its HMS core engine services via the aPaaS service of the Huawei Cloud.
Zhang Ping? An added, “Our goal is to upgrade these core engines to cloud services to better serve global developers.”
Petal Search and Petal Maps Platform will be updated and made available to developers as a cloud service in the coming months, underscoring the company’s commitment to bringing the most innovative tools to the market.
Huawei has brought its popular Petal Search up to date with the latest technology. Petal Search 2.0 will be the next generation of multimodal AI search engine, delivering an innovative search experience across over 20 different industries including news, video, shopping, flights, local businesses and more. Petal Search not only supports over 70 languages, but is also available in 170 countries worldwide.
With Search as a Service, Huawei opens the petal search functions completely via the device-side SDK and the cloud-side APIs, so that ecosystem partners can quickly offer an optimal search experience for mobile apps. With an average of 8 billion searches per day, Petal Search enables partners to efficiently distribute content to users via Huawei’s proprietary UniBox management platform.
Petal Maps is another example of how Huawei technology is helping developers meet the high demands of Huawei users. Today’s conference demonstrated how Petal Maps has collected more than 260 million POI information (up from 180 million) and 690 million addresses (up from 470 million), helping developers meet positioning requirements in new scenarios. Petal Maps is available in over 140 countries and regions, received the Red Dot Design Award for its interactive experience and now has an estimated 10 million users.
With the upgrade of Petal Maps, the platform will be equipped with even more functions, including high-precision positioning, topographical map display, varied interactive map experiences, detailed data search, high-quality lane guidance and Map Studio. To make the platform even better for developers, Petal Maps Platform has integrated flyTo into the map display so that developers can customize their maps to give users a more realistic and immersive search experience. Map Studio is now also available to overseas developers so that they can customize maps with custom templates and style editor tools. The platform also offers new and improved data protection features, with Huawei pledging to protect its users’ data.
Today’s HDC 2021 was an opportunity for Huawei to reaffirm its commitment to its developers and to show what customizations the company can make to ensure its services stay innovative and exciting.
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