Officially unveiled on August 9, HarmonyOS is Huawei’s future-oriented operating system that one day we hopefully see in Huawei smartphones. And as we’ve discussed before, the main challenge for this OS is to develop its own apps ecosystem that’s still at its very early stage.
During the launching of HarmonyOS, Huawei also announced the development roadmap for this new OS and its kernel, which is currently under version 1.0 and first made its way to the company’s Smart Screens.
According to the roadmap, over the next three years, HarmonyOS will be optimized and gradually adopted across a broader range of smart devices, including wearables, and in-vehicle systems and others.
To develop HarmonyOS further and to make the app development process easier for the developer community, Huawei said it will provide a multi-device IDE, multi-language unified compilation, and a distributed architecture kit. So that the development can automatically adapt to different screen layout controls and interactions, and support both drag-and-drop control and preview-oriented visual programming.
As recently, in Argentina, Huawei has registered the name Harmony Studio with INPI (Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial). The trademark was filed also filed at EUIPO and in South America, first noticed by LetsGoDigital.
This trademark is filed under multiple device categories including smartphones, tablets, wearables, smart speakers, routers, laptops, PCs, smart TVs, cars and more.
Also, its other categories include computer programming, software design, software development of drivers and os, software trials and more.
This filing directly indicates that Huawei has started to process to rollout its IDE to the developer community and start the app development process for HamonyOS’s ecosystem.
According to recent information, The new IDE will allow 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 complete integrated ecosystem across all user devices.
To be mentioned, Huawei will also make the HarmonyOS open source later to help grow its ecosystem on the global level.
However, we don’t have any confirmation about when the company is planning to launch this IDE publically but we can expect it to happen very soon.