Huawei’s APAC DigiX Lab debuts in Singapore

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HMS has opened a DigiX Lab in Singapore, its first in the Asia-Pacific region, to empower mobile app developers and partners in the region.

Located at Changi Business Park, Huawei leverages Singapore’s importance as a growing technological hub in Asia Pacific, boosting the mobile ecosystem throughout the region. Equipped with AR, VR, AI, HMS Core Kits, and other open technological capabilities, the lab is designed to support developers of all levels throughout their mobile app development journey.

The lab is a space for developers to meet and get hands-on experience on the full range of HMS developer resources. The DigiX Lab services can also be accessed online, allowing developers across the region to make use of the resources virtually.

“With Singapore as a flourishing hub in Asia Pacific, Huawei will continue to strengthen our collaboration with local partners and institutions to cultivate and nurture a resilient, evolving pool of tech talents,” said Nicholas Ma, CEO of Huawei International.

Shan Xuefeng, director of Asia Pacific Huawei Consumer Cloud Service, said that in the era of 5G, Huawei aims to build a “1+8+N” all-scenario mobile ecosystem with HMS that empower developers to innovate as they build their business.

Under Huawei’s “1+8+N” Seamless AI Life strategy, the smartphone serves as One (1) centre, and Huawei’s ecosystem partners connect across Eight (8) supporting Huawei devices to create a fully-connected IoT environment consisting of Endless (N) services.

Complementing the DigiX Lab, Huawei also announced that it will continue to work closely with partners to bring more local in-demand apps onboard Huawei AppGallery to elevate its mobile ecosystem in Singapore.

In 2020, Singapore saw a 143% growth in the number of newly registered Huawei Developers, over 90% of top Singapore apps have integrated with HMS Core and on boarded to Huawei AppGallery.

Grab is the latest addition since end Jan 2021, following other top Singapore apps such as TraceTogether, ComfortDelGro, DBS, POSB, UOB, Channel NewsAsia (CNA), The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao for smartphones.

Singtel’s Dash, the all-in-one mobile wallet which offers financial and lifestyle services like remittance, payments, restaurant bookings, airtime and data top-up as well as insurance savings plans is also currently available on Huawei AppGallery. Government e-services app SingPass will soon be available in the early half of this year.