HUAWEI AppGallery, the official app distribution platform for HUAWEI devices, celebrates 4 years of impressive growth and milestones in the MEA region. Huawei's relentless innovation and industry know-how, together with the affection that partners, developers and consumers have shown since the beginning, have positioned HUAWEI AppGallery among the top 3 app stores in the world in short time. AppGallery offers a wide variety of popular apps across 18 categories, including navigation and transport, news, social media, entertainment and more, covering all aspects of users’ daily life.
AppGallery is today available in more than 170 countries and regions and has over 580 million active monthly users and the platform now has 6 million registered developers, up from 2.3 million in early 2021. Similarly, the number of app downloads reflects AppGallery’s remarkable growth: users downloaded over 432 billion apps in 2021, a 93% increase over 2019. As part of Huawei’s expanding ecosystem, HUAWEI AppGallery emphasizes privacy, providing enhanced security and a unique, intuitive user experience. Throughout the years, AppGallery has launched several local campaigns, loyalty programs with compelling user rewards and discounts, gaming tournaments, as well as deals and vouchers on games since AppGallery is also home to the most popular mobile games.
“Huawei’s vision of a seamless, AI life for everyone is taking shape, and AppGallery is a fundamental part of it. We have grown to become a premium brand that consumers love and trust, and we are genuinely proud of AppGallery’s achievements since its launch,” Lu Geng, Middle East & Africa Device Ecosystem Development & Operations Department Director at Huawei Consumer Business Group, stated. “The advanced and ever evolving capabilities of Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core, combined with AppGallery’s open philosophy and the unrivaled support of our technical team, empowered developers to create exceptional apps and thrilling games that have been enjoyed by more than 580 million users worldwide. Everything we do at Huawei begins and ends with a focus on creating value for our customers and working together with our ecosystem partners to foster shared success. We could not have achieved any of this without the ongoing trust and support of our customers, partners and developers from all over the world. We are excited about AppGallery’s upcoming innovations that will define the mobile experiences of tomorrow.”
Aside from the most renowned international apps like TikTok, PUBG MOBILE, SHEIN, Likee, imo, Telegram, SHAREit, Booking, AliExpress, Opera Browser and others. AppGallery also provides the greatest local apps that are fully integrated with HMS and were developed in collaboration with key partners. HUAWEI devices users can use AppGallery to download apps like Saudia,Absher，NABD，STC Pay，YallaLudo, Alrajhi Bank，Haraj and many others. These partnerships are an extension of Huawei’s ongoing commitment to supporting local brands and offering consumers the finest local content. At the same time, Huawei’s partners gain access to a large and engaged community, adding value to their business.
Looking forward, HUAWEI AppGallery will continue to invest in its partners in order to enrich its collection of apps that have become a staple of users' digital lifestyle. Furthermore, the HMS Core, which unlocks a multitude of Huawei software and hardware capabilities, is regularly updated with new capabilities that enable the hassle-free development of premium apps. With inspiring initiatives such as the Apps UP Global Innovation Contest, Huawei is dedicated to generating new opportunities for users and partners in HMS’s dynamic, collaborative ecosystem.