Huawei recently launched Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core 5.0 for global developers on the official Huawei Developer website. HMS Core 5.0 introduces services in seven main areas including App Services, Graphics, Media, AI, Smart Device, Security, and System for developers to make the most of Huawei’s “chip-device-cloud” capabilities.
As of March 2020, Huawei’s global monthly active users has reached 650 million, a year-on-year increase of 25 percent. Additionally, there are 1.4 million registered developers worldwide, a 115 percent growth over the last year. The number of apps integrated with HMS Core has also exceeded 60,000 globally, demonstrating 67 percent year-on-year growth.
HMS Core 5.0 is a successor to HMS Core 4.0 with more than 20 newly added capabilities to meet the growing needs of developers worldwide. The 4.0 version has already established diverse open capabilities ranging from AI to security, while the newly launch HMS Core 5.0 takes one step further to offer expanded capabilities such as Computer Graphics (CG) Kit, AR Engine, Accelerate Kit, Scene Kit, and more to provide a comprehensive solution for app development.
Following are the key highlights of HMS Core 5.0 services:
- Computer Graphics Kit helps accelerate the adoption of CG in apps, which will especially benefit the motion picture and gaming industries in creating richer and innovative content. With the improved Physically Based Rendering (PBR) algorithm, developers are enabled to accurately represent real-world materials in the mobile game.
- AR Engine offers a wide range of AR-related capabilities such as motion, environment, human body and face tracking, for developers to create an interactive and immersive AR experiences easily.
- Accelerate Kit provides developers with multi-core, multi-threading solutions to optimise the app performance. For apps that require heavy geometry or CG rendering such as mobile game, the Accelerate Kit eases the app development process and makes it run efficiently.