Huawei Mobile Services has 100m users outside China

The recent Huawei Developer Conference 2019 in Dongguan.
Updated 13 August 2019

Huawei Mobile Services has 100m users outside China

Huawei Mobile Services now boasts over 100 million users outside of China, it was announced at the recent Huawei Developer Conference 2019 in Dongguan.

In addition, an updated developer engagement program named “Shining-Star” was launched along with Huawei DigiX Labs that offers open capabilities for development and testing. The company announced the global launch of HMS-Core which provides 14 kits for more than 910,000 global developers. Besides, a new content partnership for Huawei video was introduced at HDC 2019.

“Intelligent connections are the future. Huawei Mobile Services provides a global platform, connecting more than 910,000 global developers and 100 million users outside of China,” said Jervis Su, vice president of mobile services, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

“These connections make a real difference. With the Huawei Mobile Services portfolio, we have been able to show that there is real demand for a more intelligent solution. We are very proud to be able to announce a number of milestone successes for our portfolio.”

The new DigiX Labs are going to open in six regions in 2019, the first one in MENA will be located in Dubai. In these labs, developers and partners all across the world can test their service remotely, they can find all resources they need to develop the apps and services of the future.


AMC launches Saudi Arabia’s first cinema loyalty program

Updated 15 January 2020

AMC launches Saudi Arabia’s first cinema loyalty program

AMC Cinemas has launched the first cinema loyalty program, along with a website and mobile application, in Saudi Arabia, ensuring that all updates and information are available for movie lovers here.

The loyalty program, AMC Da’era, is a first-of-its-kind experience that has been built specifically for the Saudi cinema goer. The app is designed to offer a personalized experience for each guest. With points being earned for every single riyal spent in AMC Cinemas, members keep ascending through each of the tiers by moving from Inner Circle to Select Circle and finally Elite Circle. Alongside each tier, the perks and benefits continue to expand from birthday, anniversary gifts, F&B discounts, free refills, and chances to win tickets to screenings and grand opening events. 

Being a member of AMC Da’era will give users a privilege to be the first to know about any advance tickets and cinema openings via a weekly newsletter.

Users can join AMC Da’era by signing with an AMC account on amccinemas.com or the AMC Cinemas app on iOS.

The new website amccinemas.com is set to be a one-stop digital hub for movie news and schedules in all AMC Cinemas, featuring advanced search tools that allow guests to narrow down their search and select a movie based on the name of the movie or the desired location. The handy booking system allows users to effortlessly purchase and book tickets online and once the transaction is completed, the tickets will be dropped into the visitors’ digital wallet. Moreover, the live chat option provides immediate real time support to help solve any problems and deliver all required information. 

The site also highlights any new food and drinks promotions for customers to benefit from. The new “Remind Me” function will keep cinema lovers always up to date. The website has been designed to be quite similar to amctheaters.com, the most visited entertainment site in the US.

“AMC Cinemas’ mobile application will allow guests to finalize everything in a seamless and speedy way. With a wide range of features that are available in both Arabic and English languages, booking a movie in AMC Cinemas will become a fun and on-the-go process,” a statement said.

AMC currently operates two theaters in Riyadh. According to Adom Aron, CEO of AMC, the company plans to open between eight and 10 theaters by June, between 12 and 20 theaters next year, and 50 theaters in the next three to four years.