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Huawei Will Invest $1 Billion to Build HarmonyOS’ App Ecosystem

August 12, 2019 2:52 pm

Shenzhen (PingWest)—On August 9, at Huawei Developer Conference 2019, Huawei has officially announced Harmony OS (Hongmeng in Chinese) as its all in one Operating System to work across different platforms synchronously. 

Zhang Ping’an, president of Huawei consumer cloud service, told a briefing with Chinese media that Huawei plans to invest $1 billion to support developers, and 80% of that would be spent overseas.

Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group said, to attract developers, Huawei will cut its fee intake from app developers working for Harmony to as low as 10%-15%. On the other hand, Apple and Google take a 30% cut for revenue generated through their app stores.

Yu said HarmonyOS will be open-source that will help the operating system to reach more developers and will enrich its ecosystem.

As for the developers, the Harmony OS is powered by a multi-device IDE, multi-language unified compilation, and a distributed architecture kit, HarmonyOS can automatically adapt to different screen layout controls and interactions, and support both drag-and-drop control and preview-oriented visual programming.

According to Huawei, this IDE allows developers to more efficiently build apps that run on multiple devices. With a multi-device IDE, developers can code their apps once and deploy them across multiple devices, creating a tightly integrated ecosystem across all user devices.