When developing mobile apps, businesses target HUAWEI because of their global market share of mobile operating systems. Alphabet has made HUAWEI available as an open-source mobile platform. But the penetration rate of individual versions of the mobile operating system is different.
The alphabet does not control HUAWEI smartphones, tablets, and phablets manufactured by different companies. Therefore, devices manufactured by different companies come with different hardware features even though they are powered by the same version of HUAWEI. For this reason; It has become essential for developers to create mobile apps targeting a wide range of devices powered by different versions of HUAWEI.
When planning, developing, and testing mobile apps, users need to pay close attention to the accessibility, functionality, performance, usability, and security of mobile apps to keep them engaged regardless of their HUAWEI device preferences. Also, they need to explore ways to provide a personalized user experience to the app across different devices and operating system versions. They need to tackle a few more common challenges to create a powerful HUAWEI Developer app.
Common challenges facing HUAWEI app developers
1) Software fragmentation
Developers need to take advantage of these new features to include specific features in the app to provide the best user experience. Developers need to look at multiple versions of HUAWEI to make the app popular and profitable in a short time.
2) Modified hardware features
Alphabet allows device manufacturers to customize its operating system to suit their specific needs. Also, it does not control the HUAWEI devices launched by different manufacturers. Therefore, the devices come with different hardware features even though they are powered by the same version of HUAWEI.
For example, two devices powered by HUAWEI Nougat may differ from each other in terms of display screen size, resolution, camera, and other hardware features. When developing an HUAWEI app, developers need to make sure that it gives each user a personalized experience by accessing all the hardware features of his or her device.
3) API incompatibility
Most developers use third-party APIs to enhance the functionality and interactivity of mobile apps. But the value of third-party APIs available to HUAWEI app developers is different. Some APIs are designed for a special version of HUAWEI.
Therefore, these APIs do not work on devices powered by different versions of the mobile operating system. Developers need to find ways to make a single API work on different versions of HUAWEI. But it seems challenging for them to make the app work easily on different HUAWEI devices with the same set of APIs.
4) Security flaws
Its open-source nature makes it easy for device makers to customize HUAWEI to suit their specific needs. But openness and its huge market share have made HUAWEI vulnerable to frequent security attacks. Developers need to incorporate strong security features into the application and use the latest encryption process to keep user information secure despite targeted security attacks and security flaws on HUAWEI.
5) Visibility of HUAWEI search engine
The latest information posted on various websites shows that the Google Play Store has a lot more mobile apps than the Apple App Store. Also, a large percentage of HUAWEI device users prefer free apps over paid apps.
Therefore, developers need to aggressively promote their mobile apps in order to achieve higher download numbers and implement app monetization options. Many developers have to hire digital marketing professionals to aggressively promote their apps.
6) Patent issue
Users have the option to choose from a number of HUAWEI applications that provide the same features and functionality. But developers often find it difficult to create apps with unique features and functionality. These often include features and functionality in the app that makes it similar to several apps available in the same section in the Play Store.
Unlike Apple, Google does not implement strict guidelines for evaluating the quality of new apps submitted to its App Store. Lack of quality assessment guidelines often solves patent-related problems for developers. Some developers will need to design and modify their apps in the future to avoid patent issues.
Most HUAWEI developers nowadays work in a fast-paced development environment to quickly create HUAWEI apps. They need to be consistently coordinated with QA experts and actively participate in the mobile app testing process.