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.


d3 to host Dubai’s first architecture festival in November

Updated 10 August 2020

d3 to host Dubai’s first architecture festival in November

Dubai Design District (d3) will host the inaugural d3 Architecture Festival in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects Gulf Chapter (RIBA Gulf Chapter), establishing the emirate’s first platform to showcase regional architecture, urbanism and sustainable development.

The inaugural edition of the festival is set to run from Nov. 11 to 13 on the sidelines of Dubai Design Week, held under the patronage of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

Curated with Juan Roldan, associate professor in the College of Architecture, Art & Design at the American University of Sharjah, under the theme “Identity, Context and Placemaking in the Gulf,” the festival will celebrate the achievements of architecture companies in d3, Dubai and the wider GCC region.

Showcasing landmark regional architectural projects, the event will host a series of talks to steer the Middle East toward a more sustainable future, and invite designers, architects and the general public to participate in daily charrettes. Dubai’s first architecture festival will kick off with an opening reception at Building 6, d3, on Nov. 11.

Khadija Al-Bastaki, executive director of d3, said: “Dubai has long been known as an architectural playground and the emirate’s limitless ambition has found expression in its ever-evolving skyline. As we carry on the process of rebuilding in the post-COVID-19 world, our relationship with the built and natural world has never been more important.

“In line with this priority, and recognizing that d3 has become a hub for the Middle East’s architecture community, we’re delighted to announce the launch of the d3 Architecture Festival 2020 in partnership with RIBA Gulf Chapter. While offering a platform for critical reflection on social, cultural and economic issues, it will also provide opportunities for new talent and bring the design community together to champion Dubai and the UAE as a hub for knowledge, creativity and innovation.”

RIBA Gulf Chapter Chair and Managing Partner of AMA Andy Shaw added: “The exhibition will feature models, drawings and projects from the most exciting architects working in the Gulf, such as Binchy and Binchy and Anarchitect who are founded by RIBA members. This event is a celebration of what has been achieved by architects in the region and, more importantly, what is to come from the emerging generation of local companies and graduating students.”