Since the beginning of the whole Hongmeng OS scenario, we’ve reported that the main challenge for the company is to create a full-fledged app ecosystem. And now when the company has officially announced this OS, there is some new information came out regarding the ecosystem subject.
Zhang Ping’an, president of Huawei consumer cloud service, told a briefing with Chinese media that Huawei plans to invest $1 billion to support developers, and 80% of that would be spent overseas.
Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group said, to attract developers, Huawei will cut its fee intake from app developers working for Harmony to as low as 10%-15%. On the other hand, Apple and Google take a 30% cut for revenue generated through their app stores.
Yu said HarmonyOS will be open-source that will help the operating system to reach more developers and will enrich its ecosystem.
As for the developers, the Harmony OS is powered by a multi-device IDE, multi-language unified compilation, and a distributed architecture kit, HarmonyOS can automatically adapt to different screen layout controls and interactions, and support both drag-and-drop control and preview-oriented visual programming.
According to Huawei, this IDE allows 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 tightly integrated ecosystem across all user devices.