Huawei has announced the UAE winners of its 2020 edition of Huawei Developer Competition in the Middle East and Africa region, during a virtual awards event. The yearly contest has been held from September to December 2020 across twelve countries in the Middle East and Africa.
Following Huawei’s vision on supporting developers through diverse initiatives, the Huawei Developer Competition has been created to incentivize existing or new developers in the region by awarding high-quality mobile applications built on Huawei Mobile Services platform. It also puts developers at the heart of innovation by enabling them to use Huawei Mobile Services’ open capabilities to create new and unique experiences to benefit end-users in the region.
With more than 4,900 registrations across all countries, the Huawei Developer competition winners have been selected based on a comprehensive set of considerations. The main criteria of selection were based on the app’s popularity within the market, the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core integration of the app, and the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Special Kit integration. Winners have been selected within different three categories: Gold, Silver, and Bronze, and rewards included various cash prizes and Huawei Cloud Services vouchers.
“Huawei would like to congratulate the UAE country winners of the Huawei Developer Competition 2020. The quality and innovation shown in these winning apps highlight how the Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem enables local developers and partners to utilize our open, flexible and agile platform to create and customize apps that meet the users’ needs in the United Arab Emirates. It also aims to provide a better and smoother experience for them,” said Keith Li, Huawei Consumer Business Group Country Manager – Unites Arab Emirates.
In the United Arab Emirates, nine winners have been selected across all categories.
- Golden Award category: Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) app.
- Silver Award category: DU app by Du Telecom, MATIC housekeeping services app, and VIU free entertainment platform app.
- Bronze Award category: Emirates NBD bank services app; Fazaa exclusive member services and benefits app; GEMS Rewards exclusive rewards program app; MBC Movie Guide entertainment and Nashwan entertainment ticketing apps.
Huawei Developer Competition has seen this year submissions from developers of a wide range of fields. The contest’s success can inspire more partners to develop their apps within HUAWEI AppGallery. As an integral part of Huawei’s talent ecosystem construction, Huawei Developer Competition actively explores innovative talent development modes and plays a critical role in promoting partners technologies within HUAWEI AppGallery.
Moreover, Huawei has invested US$1 billion in the “Shining-Star” program to continuously provide incentives for global developers, encourage developers to launch their apps to AppGallery and to integrate with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core. Up to now, more than 10,000 developers and partners around the world have received incentives from the “Shining-Star” Program for their innovative App.