On September 10, Huawei officially announced HMS Core 5.0 to commercial use globally at HDC 2020, covering open capabilities in seven main areas including App Services, Graphics, Media, AI, Smart Device, Security, and Systems.
For Graphics, The Computer Graphics (CG) Kit provides open capabilities centered around GPU technology to support game developers with a high-performance rendering framework and a series of rendering plug-ins to improve game screen rendering efficiency.
The gaming app achieved close to 11% in both increases in average frame rate and reduction in average power consumption by integrating HMS Core’s Computer Graphics Kit.
In AI area, ML Kit provides abundant text, speech, language, images, as well as face and body detection services to help developers build AI apps easily and efficiently. Currently, this feature is supported in six languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Apps integrated to ML Kit can easily cover all platforms and all devices.
The Location kit in the App Services category meets the positioning requirements, providing centimeter to millimeter accuracy location tracking depending on the scenario.
Huawei officially launched its VR audio-visual platform, providing developers with a comprehensive technology platform to bring a subversive and innovative audio-visual experience to consumers.
In the meantime, Image Kit open the capability of Huawei themes, provides animation effects and ready-made template, allowing developers to quickly produce creative content. Thousands of lines of code were required previously to achieve the effect, after integrated, only two or three lines of code are required, and easier to set simple parameters to achieve more brilliant creative effects.
Huawei provides global developers with a one-stop, highly efficient operation service through AppGallery Connect, which includes 68 services – an increase of 27 services since HDC 2019. The number of apps using AGC increased by 90%.
Huawei Mobile Services has set up 6 regional centers, 7 DigiX labs, with local tech experts and operation staff, to provide services for local developers and partners. Huawei empowers developers in every region to innovate and offers full support to help them bring their local innovations to the global stage, allowing the HMS ecosystem to flourish at the same time.
“Stars brighten the future. In the past year, we grew to the world’s third-largest ecosystem. We will continue to work with our developer stars from around the world to let the fire of innovation shine,” said Zhang Ping’an, President of Consumer Cloud Service, Huawei Consumer Business Group.
In a single year, HMS Core 5.0’s open capabilities have increased from 14 Kits to 56 Kits, while the number of APIs has jumped from 885 to 12,981 covering seven major areas, helping developers achieve innovation and simplify the development process.
Huawei has opened up core software services, such as browsing, search, map, payment, advertising kits, to accelerate innovation in app development. Huawei has also opened up hardware capabilities such as its world-class camera capabilities, AR map capabilities, communication, and transmission tools, as well as its leading privacy and security protection capabilities.
Huawei also has extensive support to assist developers to explore business opportunities in China and other global markets, by providing relevant consulting service, localization and integration, marketing, and campaign services.
Going forward, Huawei continues to expand developer services. Huawei is building three global ecosystem cooperation labs in Russia, Poland, and Germany to serve global developers and provide enablement, testing, and certification services.
Five global developer service centers will also be established in Romania, Malaysia, Egypt, Mexico, and Russia, providing local services and platforms to help developers better grow and innovate.