Huawei has just announced an update to the AppGallery , its personal application store. On the program, a more refined interface, better hierarchical information and better thought-out navigation.
Huawei was on track to dethrone Samsung, but that all changed when the Trump administration passed an executive order banning U.S. companies from doing business with the Chinese giant. Since then, the manufacturer no longer has the right to deliver its phones with Google's services and applications. This also applies to Google Play.
Far from giving up, Huawei has therefore started to develop its own ecosystem, an ecosystem of which the AppGallery is somewhat the keystone.
The AppGallery, the keystone of the Huawei ecosystem
As the name reasonably suggests, the AppGallery offers services similar to those of an App Store or Google Play. It is therefore posed as the place where users must go to download new games and applications on their smartphone.
Despite a difficult start, the AppGallery has managed to find its audience and it even had a very good year 2020. To date, the store occupies the third place of the podium and it has more than 1.6 million applications and more than 580 million users. A great breakthrough, on which the manufacturer clearly wishes to capitalize.
As XDA-Developers tells us, Huawei has indeed started to deploy a new version of its gallery. More refined, it benefits from a minimalist and well thought out interface, but also from a better prioritization of information. Once the interstitial has been passed, users thus find themselves faced with thematic maps which bring up featured applications or even new applications and new games that have aroused a crush among the store's teams.
A shop that is clearer, more understandable and with good editorial work behind
Huawei has also placed an emphasis on visuals, with a nice consistency from screen to screen. Ditto for the navigation system which allows, for example, to scroll through the applications in a given block.
This overhaul therefore goes beyond a simple facelift and it is also an opportunity for Huawei to completely rethink the way in which users will be able to access the platform's tools, with a lot of editorial work behind which should greatly simplify their lives.
Note that the new version of the AppGallery is being rolled out in Europe, and in particular in France.