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Third party apps enters Huawei smartwatches, opens gate for big changes



As of now, Huawei has launched a number of wearables including smartwatches, earbuds, headphones, and more. Talking specifically about the smartwatch, which provides you better hardware, and software capability for maximum user experience.

It was observed that Huawei doesn’t allow its smartwatches to access the third-party application because it affects some of the important aspects of the wearables. However, recently, the company started allowing for third-party apps to be installed on Huawei smartwatches on AppGallery.

The U.S. sanctions on Huawei created a lot of difficulties from buying components to the production of new smartphones. Following the ban, Huawei’s new focus found on wearables and audio accessories.

An app called Mood Messenger has made its way to the Watch GT 2 Pro and allows users of this watch to reply to messages with emojis, the app also has smart suggestions, which is a good feature.

Following this, a well-known fitness app, Fitify is now available for Huawei wearables through AppGallery. Fitify app has more than 900 exercises and over 200 million complete workouts. These data come from more than 10 million users in 170 countries and 18 languages.

According to the information, the Fitify app integrated five Huawei Mobile Servies (HMS) kits including Account Kit, Push Notification Kit, In-app purchase Kit, Analytics, and Wear Engine.

  1. Account Kit, which provides developers with simple, secure, and quick sign-in and authorization.
  2. Push Kit establishes a messaging channel from the cloud to devices enabling developers to send messages to their apps on users’ devices in real-time to build engagement.
  3. In-App-Purchases Kit enables purchases of virtual products and enabling easy payment.
  4. Analytics Kit, a rich array of pre-set analytics models to help developers gain a deeper insight into users, products, and content.
  5. Wear Engine facilitates the share of app features and services between phones and wearable devices for a rich interactive experience.

The Fitify app comes in 18 languages – English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, and Turkish.

This a huge jump in strategy for Huawei, as the company is opening its gates for third-party developers, Huawei smartwatches as well as wearable platforms likely to see a big improvement in the coming future.

“By releasing the Fitify app on Huawei’s wearables, Huawei is signaling its determination to work with developers and brands to accommodate apps in its growing portfolio of wearables. Previously the company’s wearables overseas were typically preloaded with in-house apps, but following the introduction of the Huawei Watch GT2 Pro last September, the company is now open to brands and content providers for third-party app development,” said the company in a press release.

“We are already the global market leader for wearables quickly gaining market share for the category across many geographies,” said Derek Yu, Vice President of Huawei CEE & Nordic at Huawei Consumer Business Group. “In Q3 2020, we shipped 10.7 million wrist wearable products globally, growing 88.1% year-on-year to a market share of 19.5%². By making Fitify our debut third-party app for our wearable products we are sending a message to the many other high quality app developers. Our wearables are becoming incredibly popular, and you can benefit by being part of the Huawei AppGallery and wearables ecosystem.”

Yash is a graduate of computer science and followed his way into journalism, he is interested in various subjects related to technologies and politics. Yash likes to listen classical songs and has a huge library of classical mixes.