Huawei Sends Out Invites Asking Developers To Join It’s App Store- Another Hint That It’s Racing To Introduce It’s OS?

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Huawei is not standing still whilst its still nursing its wounds. The Chinese company is moving forward with plans to launch their own OS and their own app store. One signal of this ambition came out just yesterday.

It has been revealed that yesterday Huawei sent out emails to app developers inviting them to publish their apps on Huawei’s new AppGallery. The invite reveals some interesting details about the new AppGallery such as the platform already having 270 million monthly active users. This is no surprise given that Chinese people are unable to use the Google Play Store so they just use AppGallery.

The email also said that Huawei has shipped 350 million phones to customers in the past two years with half of them to western markets – implying that even if the US ban continues they will continue shipping to other western markets (that are not the US). Here’s the email as published by XDA:

Subject: [OFFICIAL] Invitation to join Huawei AppGallery

Cher XXX team,

In the last 2 years, Huawei shipped over 350M phones, about half of them in western markets.

All Huawei phones have our official AppStore “AppGallery” preloaded globally, with 270 million monthly active users.

We realized that your great Android App XXX is not yet published in our AppGallery.

In order to guarantee a smooth usage of your App for our users, Huawei is committed to provide you with full support, to help you publish your App into AppGallery.

We would therefore like to invite you to join our 560k developers community for free, in our Huawei Developer portal.

The wording suggests that Huawei apparently has no fees for developers wishing to publish their apps on the AppGallery. It may well be that there are fees for publishing but joining the portal is what is free. In any case, it wouldn’t surprise me if Huawei dropped or decreased any existing publishing fees to encourage more developers to jump on board.

Amazon once made a similar request and yet it didn’t invigorate its app store. I’m curious to see if developers will take Huawei’s bait. All I know is that massive incentives will play a good part in pulling developers into Huawei’s nascent ecosystem.


  1. Phidza

    Your English is horrible. Get someone to proof read your work.

    1. Alvine Chaparadza

      Hi Phidza. Sorry for the horrible English. Where exactly was I wrong?

      1. Anonymous

        English is not our first language, wonder why Zimbabweans make an issue out of it. We got the message keep publishing techzim

        1. Phidza

          English might not be your first language, but it is a first language for some Zimbabweans. The argument is not about first language, it’s about proof reading and grammar checks. Why not publish in your first language then?

      2. Anonymous

        also want to know, where!

    2. Tac

      The message was straightforward

    3. Charle

      You’re sick, get a doctor to check up your brain’s healthy status.

      1. Phidza

        Dude, check your grammar or just use Shona, Ndebele or any one of our other official languages.

    4. Register Nyashadzashe Masakwa

      One of the reasons why we are backward is that idea of thinking that speaking/writing correct English grammar is what matters most. English like any other language it’s a communicating tool. If the message is conveyed that’s it, objective is achieved.

      1. Phidza

        What are the other reason we are backward? Why not just use a free grammar and spell checker like Grammarly? Publishing without proof reading and grammar checks is just pure laziness. Don’t try to justify bad things. You also need a grammar checker.

        1. Nikita Chingaya

          Since you are the one to talk about grammar, you must also check yours or is it that you also are not perfect. When you use ‘are’ it means you are talking in the plural which means you are referring to many things. Consequently, your use of the word ‘reason’ in the same sentence is wrong because it’s singular. The correct word is ‘reasons’ which is also plural. Just my two cents worth!!!

          1. Phidza

            Great, so we agree on the need to check grammar and spellings. Great explanation you have there.

          2. Tshililo Mulovhedzi

            Nicely dealt with. 😁

  2. Mai wako

    This is a nice move in order to break the monopoly that the Google play and iOS stores have. The problem however arises when it comes to developers monetizing their apps. Some advertisers can choose to completely demonetize all the apps published on that AppGallery, that’s how Amazon’s App store sufferedsuffered and didn’t quite takeoff. Hopefully they can overcome that and implement attractive ad revenue sharing programs, otherwise they have a tuff road ahead of them.