HMS Core is a collection of tools made for Huawei’s partners and app developers to create unique, new experiences that tap into the full hardware and software capabilities Huawei devices have on offer.
By integrating HMS into their apps with HMS Core, developers can quickly deploy Huawei’s on-device capabilities such as HiAI, distributed technology, and camera features on their apps and provide quality experiences to end-users.
Huawei devices exclusively with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and its “Core Kits” aims to deliver the alternatives of GMS and libraries for HMS developers.
As of now, the HMS Core 5.0 has opened capabilities that increased 14 kits to 56 kits, while the number of APIs has jumped from 885 to 12981 covering seven major areas, helping developers achieve new innovation and simplify the development process.
Compared to this, at the beginning of 2020, Huawei had 24 HMS Core kits, 55 services, and 997 APIs. Including services such as In-app purchases (IAP), Account Login and Game services, Push notifications, Analytics, Monetization, Maps, Location, and more.
Below you can check, HMS Core Kits in detail.
HMS Core Kits:
- App Services
- Account Kit
- Ads Kit
- Analytics Kit
- App Linking
- Awareness Kit
- Drive Kit
- Dynamic Tag Manager
- Game Service
- Health Kit
- Identity Kit
- In-App Purchases
- Location Kit
- Map Kit
- Push Kit
- Quick App
- Scan Kit
- Search Kit
- Site Kit
- Wallet Kit
- ML Kit
- HUAWEI HiAI Foundation
- HUAWEI HiAI Engine
- HUAWEI HiAI Service
- Audio Engine
- Audio Kit
- Camera Engine
- Image Kit
- Panorama Kit
- Video Engine
- Video Kit
- WisePlay DRM
- CaaS Engine
- Cast Engine
- DeviceVirtualization Engine
- OneHop Engine
- Share Engine
- Wear Engine
- Accelerate Kit
- AR Engine
- Computer Graphics Kit
- GameTurbo Engine
- Scene Kit
- Safety Detect
- LocalAuthentication Engine
- DataSecurity Engine
- hQUIC Kit
- Nearby Service
- Network Kit New
- Wireless Kit
- Reality Studio
- Theme Studio
- Graphic Profiler
- HMS Core ToolKit
- Quick App IDE
Some of the HMS Kits in detailed view:
Huawei Account Kit provides developers with simple, secure, and quick sign-in and authorization functions. It allows users to access the products and services in the Huawei consumer cloud as well as personal information through mobile phones, tablets, PCs, or wearable devices.
The Huawei Map Kit is a set of APIs that can be called to develop maps for Android. Developers can use this SDK to easily add map-related functions to Android apps.
The Location Kit uses a hybrid positioning mode that combines GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and base station. It enables the app to obtain user locations quickly and accurately.
Huawei Location Kit combines the GPS, Wi-Fi, and base station locations to help app developers quickly obtain precise user locations, build up global positioning capabilities, and reach a wide range of users around the globe.
Huawei Push Kit is a messaging service provided by Huawei for developers. It establishes a communication channel between the cloud and devices. By using Huawei Push Kit, developers can send the latest messages to users.
This helps developers maintain closer ties with users and increases user awareness and activity. The following figure shows the process of sending messages from the cloud to a device.
HMS Drive Kit allows developers to create apps that use the Huawei Cloud drive. Huawei Cloud drive provides cloud storage for the apps. The files generated during the app users will be stored in the cloud drive.
Users can also download and sync files stored in the cloud drive, including photos, videos, and documents. Also, the Huawei Cloud drive provides comprehensive security protection for various types of data, enabling users to manage data securely and conveniently.
Currently, the core capabilities of Huawei Drive Kit allow to upload and download files, as well as query and monitor cloud files.
Huawei Ads Kit supports developers in monetizing traffic on Huawei devices, facilitates advertising platforms and advertisers to track ads personalization, and provides advertising identifier capabilities.
In-App Purchase (IAP) Kit:
Huawei’s In-App Purchases (IAP) service developers to offer in-app purchases and facilitate in-app payment. Users can purchase a variety of products or services, including common virtual products and subscriptions, directly within the app.
The IAP service provides the Product Management System (PMS) for managing the prices and languages of game and app products in multiple countries.
Huawei Analytics predefines a large number of analytics models to help developers clearly understand user behavior and gain in-depth insights into users, products, and content. As such, developers carry out data-driven operations and make strategic decisions about app marketing and product optimization.
HMS and Strategy:
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) as well as HMS apps, incorporates Huawei’s chip, device and cloud capabilities and integrates a set of HMS core services (HMS Core), tools, and platforms for IDE development and testing.
According to the data shown by Huawei, HMS together with Huawei third-party applications and services forms an HMS Ecosystem for 570 million Huawei users across the globe with 1.3 million registered developers.
According to the previous data related to HMS Core, the HMS Core developer system is growing at a fast pace around the globe and as of March 2020, the global Monthly Active Users (MAU) reached 650 million, with an increase of 25% year-on-year (YoY).
Registered global developers grew up to 1.4 million, an increase of over 115% on year. While the number of uploaded apps featuring HMS Core increased over 60,000 YoY.
By July 2020, the Huawei HMS ecosystem is growing rapidly, reaching 700 million global Huawei device users, with a year-on-year growth of 32%. On the other hand, Huawei developers worldwide reached 1.6 million up 76% on year growth.
Huawei offers global developers 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.
To encourage developers to publish their apps with HMS platform, Huawei has increased its investment to $1 billion under the developer program called the “Shining Star 2.0”. This program also aims to cover the development, growth, and marketing funds needed.
With this set of apps, services, and developer support, Huawei is ready to expand the ground of Huawei Mobile Services for global users.
New Huawei VR shooting patent, enhancing video recording capability
A new Huawei VR shooting patent has come to sight with the publication CN113518189A in China. This patent embodies a complete set of solutions for VR video shooting devices, procedures, algorithms, and storage arrangement.
This described arrangement targets providing a VR video shooting method with less help of panoramic photography equipment. In addition, the method and device will be bearable for the small vendors and creators.
Huawei VR Shooting Patent:
According to the information mentioned in the patent document, using the latest technology wearables such as AR (extended reality), VR (virtual reality), or MR (mixed reality), the company wants to develop an electronically relative position to realize the process.
However, it follows an arrangement, where the main device’s location calculation takes place in a virtual world. After the calculation completes, the wearable device works with the virtual camera and captures the moments of the real scenarios. Thus the VR video shooting realizes without implementing the panoramic photography equipment.
Moreover, the method and device described in the Huawei VR Shooting Patent lessen the dependability on professional panoramic equipment. Instead, it only requires a smart device that is associated with a wearable device and provides backend support.
Speaking of current VR devices of the company, they smartly interact with other devices such as laptops and computers. Seems like the next successor will be getting this latest technology. Yet, the company hasn’t made any public announcement.
The Idea Behind VR Shooting Patent:
Although the major manufacturers have explored several aspects of the VR field and improved the user experience, the current challenges are no less. Still, VR devices have a separate place among consumers as it offers them a connection between real and imaginary world.
Moving ahead, the VR video shooting has a complete set of expensive technologies and devices. Furthermore, they are not only difficult to operate, but also have extremely heavy panoramic photography components. Huawei only wants to reduce the burden by providing easy-going and convenient equippments.
Huawei developing sports posture error correction feature, filed new wearable patent
On 19th October 2021, Huawei published a new wearable patent document explaining a method about the posture correction feature. The company wants to design a new feature for its wearable collection and give more hikes to the workout sessions.
According to the Chinese Intellectual Property Database, Huawei applied for a patent entitled “Sports Gesture Recognition Method, Terminal Equipment and Storage Media” in April 2020, which has been published with the publication number CN113509173A in China.
The document shows, the method is appropriate to install in electronic devices. It involves motion gesture recognition methods, the end device, and storage mechanism. After synchronizing them, the device will provide desirable results.
Huawei Posture Correction Feature
The posture correction feature of Huawei will work while collecting real-time information using the inbuilt sensors in the device. In addition, it’ll be able to detect gesture movements of the user through the motion data or auxiliary data. Thereafter, analyzing them it’ll notify the athlete about his incorrect motion or exercise.
The patent technology mainly targets to provide adequate results to the players to make them avoid wrong movements. The wearable integrated with this function will be able to not only detects the wrong moves but also guide about the correct one. Moreover, the Huawei posture correction feature will encourage professionalism in the players during their workouts.
To be mentioned, the company has a number of fitness bands and smartwatches in its wearable collection. It mainly contains, Huawei Watch Fit lineup, Watch GT lineup, Watch 3 series, and Huawei Bands. Therefore, it may to possible for the company to introduce this new feature for its wrist collection soon.
More About Patents:
Previously, Huawei reveals its auxiliary makeup patents that describe make-up communication technology to provide proper guidance. It uses has an HD camera, real-time data, and some inbuilt manual that offers effective makeup references to improve the skills. Yet, the company hasn’t announced it officially.
Huawei filed auxiliary makeup patent, could launch new app
Back in March 2020, Huawei filed a patent application for auxiliary makeup that recently got the approval of the Intellectuals. Seems like, the company is preparing to explore something that isn’t its main focus.
According to the Chinese Property Patent Database, Huawei has publishes the “Auxiliary Makeup Method, Terminal Equipment, Storage Media, and Program Products” patent on 12th October in China.
This new patent with the publication number CN113496459A embodies new methods and devices that are related to auxiliary makeup. The abstract describes it as suitable for make-up communication technology to provide proper guidance.
Huawei Auxiliary Makeup Patent Description:
As per the method described in the document, it’ll obtain one facial feature and analyze them to determine makeup instructions corresponding to different faces. The procedure can be described in the below-mentioned terms.
- Using an HD camera, the device will scan users’ facial appearance and collected the needed data.
- After gathering the data, it’ll analyse the makeup effect map with the respective makeup contours of the user
- Now, it’ll display the applicable makeup contour guidance on the area that needs the makeup
- This is how a user will get the instruction that suits most to them.
The outcome will provide users with effective makeup references during the makeup process to improve their makeup skills. Moreover, using these directories a user can apply makeup that is nearly close to the shown makeup effect.
However, Huawei hasn’t disclosed the actual medium for this implementation. But the description shows that the company is preparing for a new makeup app that will either launch separately in the Huawei App Market or will come pre-installs on the smartphones.
Besides, this Chinese tech giant is the top patent inventor with the most investment in research and development in the field of 5G, 6G, automotive, smartphones, cameras, operating systems, etc. Furthermore, it holds the maximum number of patents in the field of 5G and 6G in the native market as well the overseas markets.