Round Two: Huawei Developer Day Returns Filled with New and Groundbreaking Resources for Filipino App Developers
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – November 30, 2019, a month after the very first Huawei Developer Day in the Philippines, Huawei held a part 2—giving programmers and developers who couldn’t make it to the first one, a chance not only to learn from the tech giant’s talented pool of speakers but to exhibit their own talent as well. Despite success milestones the tech leader has achieved this year, it plans to break more ground and provide its consumer base with even better products and services.
As the world’s number 2 smartphone manufacturer, Huawei Smartphone shipments reached 206M unit sales for 2018 and with the rapid growth of market share of its devices and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), both are expanding its user base swiftly. Until today, Huawei has garnered 530M monthly active users across 170 countries.
To provide an overall better experience to Huawei device users, HMS thrives to onboard quality content and services by collaborating with app developers and mobile service providers from all around the world. Huawei sees Huawei Developer Day 2019 as the first step to start the journey of building the Huawei ecosystem.
Building Like-Minded Communities
The HMS Developer Community (HDC) is formed for enthusiastic Filipino developers to collaborate and learn more about new technologies, it is intended for developers to work and learn with the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) platform. The community is an inclusive environment where everyone and anyone interested in tech – from beginner developers to experienced professionals – are all welcome to join. Huawei believes that everyone shall have a fair chance to be exposed to the latest technologies and career opportunities.
By joining the HDC, app developers will have the opportunity to meet local developers with similar interests in technology. Huawei also claims that they will organize nationwide HDC Group meetups and events which will include talks on a wide range of technical topics where participants can learn new skills through hands-on workshop. This will be beneficial to the participants since they will get to meet like-minded people, learn from these people as well as learn from Huawei trainers with topics about HMS development.
Ken Liang, Huawei Consumer Cloud Operation Director of Asia Pacific, proudly announced the launch of the HMS Developer Community and with excitement he said, “We are aware of the Filipinos talent for programming and coding and with the HMS Developer Community, we aim to bring this talented pool together not only for HMS integration but for them to be exposed to the latest technologies and career opportunities Huawei can offer.”
The Huawei Developer Day was concluded with a coding competition and followed by an awarding ceremony among the participants present. The winners who showed outstanding talent were Jensen Louise Lim, 3rd place, winning a Huawei Watch GT2 followed by Reggie Rey Tesan, 2nd place, winning a Huawei Mate 30 and the one who dominated the competition placing 1st, winning a Huawei Mate 30 Pro was Tom Chua.
A Fully-Integrated Huawei Mobile Services
The program was divided into various segments focusing on different kits needed to fully integrate into HMS and among the newly introduced kits is the Huawei ML Kit which provides developers with Vision and Language services based on machine learning technology. This also provides developers with a natural interaction experience and intelligence. Vision services include text recognition, face detection, image labeling, object detection and tracking, landmark recognition, to name a few. While Language services include ASR, TTS, language identification and translation which will be released during the 2nd quarter of 2020.
According to Lark Hu, Huawei’s Chief Machine Learning Architect, “We believe that with the help of talented Filipino developers and programmers, we can further build a seamless ecosystem that will benefit not only the Philippines but other countries as well.”
About Huawei Consumer BG
Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking second in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2018. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.
In the Philippines, Huawei offers best-in-class service even beyond sales. Consumers can easily call its local Customer Service Hotline to arrange for a courier to pick-up a defective device, bring to a Huawei Authorized Service Center for repair, and deliver back to the owner for free. Consumers just need to call any of the following hotline numbers for inquiries and booking: