Chinese IT company Huawei is holding its developer competition again this year, adapted to different regions. Goal of the "AppsUp" The aim of the competition is to expand the company’s own developer community and offer interested parties a new development platform.
This comes as the company looks to position its Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) as an alternative to Google’s Play Services. Huawei is more or less forced to build a mobile platform independent of Google’s Android since the company is blacklisted by the U.S. government and subjected to numerous trade restrictions.
The company is bringing its Harmony OS into play here, which, like Android, is to be used on various device platforms. For the transfer of Android apps towards Harmony OS acts here integrated Ark compiler, supporting programming languages such as Java, C and C++.
Modalities of the contest
The contest will allow participants to demonstrate their skills by making the best use of the HMS palette and the tools and resources available in HMS Core. The focus is on developing the most innovative applications possible to improve and simplify Huawei users’ daily lives.
In the room is a price of one million U.S. dollars in cash bonuses. As a maximum developers can 20.000 dollars win. In addition to the prizes, the finalists’ apps will be promoted through Huawei’s AppGallery. In addition, the organizers will award successful participants with further investment opportunities, exclusive access to developer events, courses and certifications from Huawei. In addition, they will receive the Huawei smartphone P40 Pro.
The competition is open to individuals or teams of up to three members.Closing date for the AppsUp Contest is 30 days before the start of the contest. August 2020. The jury’s evaluation criteria are functionality, innovation, commercial value and practicality of the application. Shortlist includes 20 submissions from each region. These will be available from the 21. October for public voting on the AppsUp website and published in the AppGallery. Whoever achieves the most downloads will receive additional points in the final competition.
Conclusion this time online
Due to the Corona pandemic, the final event in October 2020 will be livestreamed online this year. If you want to learn more about the developer contest, the best way is to visit the contest website.