Huawei announced the launch of the 2021 edition of Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest (Apps UP). Apps UP will see talented developers compete against each other to create seamless, smart, innovative digital experiences that improve lives in a variety of ways and explore the future applications of digital intelligence.
The competition is once again split across five geographical regions, with up to US$200,000 in cash prizes up for grabs for developers in each, including the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region. Awards will be across eight categories: Best App, Best Game, Best Social Impact App, Excellent Student Award, and Honorable Mention, with multiple cash prizes within each category. A Tech Women’s Award has been added to this year’s edition, which aims to recognize outstanding women in tech. Best HMS Core Innovation Award and All-Scenario Coverage Award have also been introduced to the 2021 edition of the competition. Individual prize amounts range from US$3,000 to US$15,000. Contestants can enter individually or as part of a team of up to three members.
Those participating in the competition will be able to access the power of HMS Core, a leading development environment for Huawei phones. HMS Core enables safe and seamless implementation of features such as secure sign-in, in-app payments and downloads, ad placement, alerts, real-time positioning, and cloud backup. Crucial for app and content creators, HMS Core is designed to facilitate efficient app development, enabling developers to focus on creating the best user experiences.
As part of Huawei’s commitment to empower and support rising developers, the tech giant is providing a series of workshops, training modules and courses on its developer website. The training series acts as a starting-line for global and regional developers, underpinning Huawei’s global vision that effectively fosters their development and enhances their skillset, transforming them into certified developers. Interested developers can attend and complete these virtual courses to build applications using the HMS kits and participate in the contest.
Participants can register and submit entries between 10th June and 20th August 2021. Winners are then selected in October 2021, through a combination of public voting and a panel of judges made up of industry leaders drawn from each region.
Developers will be eligible to enter multiple categories. To register and learn more about the Apps UP please visit at https://developer.huawei.com/consumer/en/activity/detail/201622721003446722