Huawei adding sizeable incentives to its local developer programme

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Huawei is currently holding its second ever local developer day in Cape Town, and the firm has revealed a few more details about its recently launched Shining Star developer-focused programme.

More specifically about how it is incentivising the programme in order to get more developers to not only register with the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) platform, but also to award them with cash prizes and access to resources for performing well.

To that end Huawei has revealed the first three phases of its incentives in what it is calling the Deeper Integration Challenge, with it split between individuals/SMMEs and corporate/commercial partners respectively.

Dates for the three phases are as follows:

  • Phase One – 21st November to 31st December
  • Phase Two – 1st January to 31st January
  • Phase Three – 1st February to 31st February

As for the actual prizes and incentives that are up for grabs, let’s take a look at individuals/SMMEs tier first.

The first 20 developers who integrate with the HMS platform stand the chance to win a P30 Pro, along with what is on offer during the aforementioned three phases.

The first phase contains a total value of R300 000, which consists of R40 000 of HMS promotional resources and R60 000 of media resources, along with R200 000 in cash. The second phase is valued at R200 000, and is made up of R20 000 and R30 000 of HMS promotional and media resources respectively, as well as R150 000 in cash. The third phase is a total of R150 000, with a similar R20 000 and R30 000 split for HMS promotional and media resources, and Huawei offering R100 000 in cash.

Moving onto the corporate/commercial partners, a larger combined incentive pool of R1 million is on offer over the three phases.

The first phase features R500 000 total, with it featuring R300 000 HMS promotional and R200 000 HMS media resources. The second phase is slightly smaller with a total of R300 000, and is broken down into R200 000 and R100 000 for HMS promotional and media resources respectively. The third phase is also a bit smaller than the previous one at R200 000 in total, and splits the HMS promotional and media resources at R150 000 and R50 000 each.

Looking at the above numbers, there is quite a bit on offer from Huawei, with individual and smaller developers in particular standing to benefit significantly from the incentives being added to the mix.

To find out how to be a Huawei developer, head here.

Robin-Leigh Chetty

Robin-Leigh Chetty

When he's not reviewing the latest smartphones, Robin-Leigh is writing about everything tech-related from IoT and smart cities, to 5G and cloud computing. He's also a keen photographer and dabbles in console games.