HarmonyOS 2.0 was initially announced at Huawei Developer Conference 2020, since then the company has suggested its plans several times to the public. Therefore, the company is working on installing this software on as many devices as possible this year.
However, Huawei is still developing the HarmonyOS for mobile platform and at HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta event on March 25, Duan Mengran, VP of Huawei’s Consumer Business AI and Smart Full Scenario Business Department shared the latest developments in the HarmonyOS ecosystem to give us the latest insights on this brand new operating system.
At the event, Duan announced HarmonyOS 2.0 Mobile Developer Beta 3, mentioned over 16000 API, and focused on introducing the new types of lightweight application services, meta-services, and explained the capability of the HarmonyOS development tool, DevEco Studio.
Last December, Huawei announced the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta program, which according to the latest data, has now gained 300 application partners to develop the HarmonyOS app ecosystem.
Also, the number of users of HarmonyOS development tool, DevEco Studio has exceeded 150,000 and the number of HarmonyOS official documents has exceeded 5 million. The HarmonyOS developer innovation competition has attracted more than 2800 teams to register.
Duan also explained the importance of HarmonyOS Meta service, which is a new type of lightweight service and provides brand-new services and interaction methods, which can be divided and combined, flowable, and support installation-free features. It can simplify apps and simplify services at your fingertip.
In addition to a brand new innovative user experience, HarmonyOS partners can also use more efficient conversions, richer entrances, and simpler development to help them succeed in business.
Meta-services can increase the partner’s user conversion rate by hundreds of times compared to the traditional model. At the same time, HarmonyOS will bring 1 billion + hardware portals to application partners through the growing 1+8+N full scenario ecosystem + System-level portals and massive App portals.
With the integration of user portraits, precise scene perception, unified global partners to achieve more precise service distribution. Furthermore, the distributed HarmonyOS application framework, distributed UI framework, DevEco Studio also make developers’ development easier.
More importantly, the distributed HarmonyOS application framework, distributed UI framework, DevEco Studio also create a more friendly environment for the developers to create their apps and ideas.
It revealed that the newly upgraded integrated development tool DevEco Studio 2.1 Beta 3 has opened 36 sets of project templates, covering high-frequency scenes such as news and shopping, and can realize cross-device interface and two-way code preview, simulation is infinitely close to the real machine, allowing developers to cross the efficiency of device development and commissioning is greatly improved.
200 million USD investment in Ecosystem Development:
At the pre-communication meeting of the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) Cloud 2021, Huawei announced that it will invest 220 million USD to support developers and expected to grow their numbers up to 3 million.
(Via – ithome)