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Wednesday, July 01 2020 - 10:30
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HUAWEI HMS App Innovation Contest, AppsUP goes global
SINGAPORE, July 1, 2020/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

US$200,000 in cash and US$200,000 in Huawei Cloud resources up for grabs in 
Asia Pacific 


Developers around the world are being invited to put their skills to the test 
on a global stage with the HUAWEI HMS App Innovation Contest, AppsUP, launching 
on 30th June by Huawei Mobile Services.

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The inaugural contest will see entrants compete against other talented 
developers to create innovative apps that improve and help navigate everyday 
life. Using the full suite of app development tools and resources available 
through HMS Core, the AppsUP contest provides a platform for developers in each 
of the five competition regions: Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East & 
Africa, Latin America and China to showcase their skills and innovation.

The contest aims to inspire global developers to help users explore a better 
digital life through mobile apps. The winners of the contest will get the 
chance to have their apps promoted on HUAWEI AppGallery, making them accessible 
to hundreds of millions of HUAWEI device users from more than 170 countries and 
regions.

Prizes and wider benefits also include:

-USD$1 million global funding by the Shining-Star Program to the five 
competition regions, in cash prizes in the following categories: Best App, Best 
Game, Most Social Impact App, Most Popular App, Honorable Award 
-In APAC, a total prize pool of US$400,000 including US$200,000 in cash and 
US$200,000 in Huawei Cloud vouchers will be awarded to winners 
-Global media promotion opportunities 
-Priority access to Huawei Developers events, courses and certifications 
-Opportunity to compete on a global stage and showcase technical ability using 
leading HMS Core kits 
-Discussion with industry experts and AppsUP expert judging panel

To celebrate the launch of the contest, Huawei hosted a live virtual event on 
Tuesday 30th June to showcase what is in store for developers. The event marked 
the opening of the global contest including talks from Zhang Ping'an, President 
of Consumer Cloud Service, Huawei Consumer Business Group, HMS Core experts, 
and developers of leading apps from AppGallery.

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Commenting on the launch of the HUAWEI HMS App Innovation Contest, AppsUP, 
Zhang Ping'an said: "The number of talented developers of HMS ecosystem is 
growing. The work that developers do is integral to so much of our daily life. 
Through the apps they create, they empower us to seamlessly navigate the world 
around us. At Huawei, we want to invite developers to join us in building a 
better future and turn their ideas into reality using HMS Core offered by 
Huawei Mobile Services."

Support for APAC developers in the form of HUAWEI Cloud vouchers[1] and online 
training workshops 

The developers in the APAC region will be rendered Huawei Cloud vouchers that 
can be used to claim infrastructure services for computing, storage, network 
etc. Upon successful contest registration and identity verification, all 
developers will first receive Huawei Cloud voucher from a minimum value of 
US$200. Each team that completes the contest application with their app 
submission will also be awarded with an additional amount of US$4,000.

Developers who are new to Huawei Mobile Services can also look forward to 
online training workshops to learn how to integrate their apps with HMS Core 
Kits. They can simply register their interest via appsup.apac@huawei.com.

Prize pool worth US$400,000 in total for Top 20 APAC winners 

In APAC, prizes in cash and Huawei Cloud resources totalling US$400,000 will be 
given out to Top 20 winners of Best App, Best Game, Honorable Award, as well as 
in special categories for Most Social Impact App and Most Popular App in the 
region. 

Top 20 Prizes for APAC's AppsUP winners are as below:   

APAC Prizes
 Award Title
 Number of Awards
 USD/Per Team
 
Cash
 HUAWEI Cloud Voucher
 HUAWEI Cloud Academy Credits
 
Top 20
 Best App
 5
 15,000
 15,000
 95
 
Best Game
 3
 15,000
 15,000
 95
 
Honorable Award
 12
 2,500
 2,500
 95
 
Additional Special Awards
 Most Social Impact App
 3
 15,000
 15,000
 95
 
Most Popular App
 1
 5,000
 5,000
 95
 

APAC's Stellar Panel of Judges

The AppsUP contest will feature a panel of esteemed judges with a wealth of 
experience in the mobile app development industry. The judges for the APAC 
region are Johnson Lim, the President of Malaysia Mobile Technology Association 
(MMTA); Jonathan Defensor De Luzuriaga, the President of Philippine Software 
Industry Association (PSIA); Pariwat Wongsamran, the Director of Startup 
Thailand; Richard Chua, the General Manager of IGG Singapore Pte Ltd; and 
Suresh Jayaraju, the Founder and CEO of Innovopod, India. 

How to enter AppsUP

To enter, participants must register an account on the official contest 
website, http://bit.ly/AppsUP-APAC between 30th June and 30th August 2020 and 
sign up either as an individual or as a team of up to three members. All apps 
must be developed integrating HMS Core and submitted on the contest official 
website before 18:00 (UTC+8) on 30th August 2020, where a panel of regional 
industry experts will score each entry on social value, business value, user 
experience and innovativeness.

From there, the Top 20 finalist apps in each region will be selected, and made 
available for the public to view and vote on the contest official website, and 
for download on HUAWEI AppGallery from 21st September, before the Finals reveal 
in 6th October.

To find out more, visit http://bit.ly/AppsUP-APAC.

#HMSInnovateforAll

[1]: Terms & Conditions apply, please refer to AppsUP official website for more 
details. 

SOURCE:  Huawei Mobile Services


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   Caption: Zhang Ping’an, President of Consumer Cloud Service, Huawei Consumer 
Business Group, delivered the keynote speech on the launch of the HUAWEI HMS 
App Innovation Contest

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   Caption: In APAC, prizes in cash and Huawei Cloud resources totalling 
US$400,000 will be given out to Top 20 winners of Best App, Best Game, 
Honorable Award, as well as in special categories for Most Social Impact App 
and Most Popular App in the region.

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