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Technology & IT | Wednesday 2 September, 2020 2:20 am |

Petal Search: The new app platform that complements HUAWEI AppGallery with access to a million apps

Over the past few years, mobile apps have seen a huge growth in demand, with almost every business, website or service, launching an app version to appeal to a larger user base and to make it easier overall. With more people carrying smart devices today, the appeal for having more apps is quite high, mainly regarded to the convenience and simplicity of having an app on the go as opposed to having to log into a website.




The HUAWEI AppGallery as a part of its HUAWEI Mobile Services core for all of its devices. Since its release in January 2020, the HMS core saw massive growth with over 700 million monthly active users. It also attracted over 1.6 million registered developers and more than 81,000 applications that are connected to HMS Core. As a part of this, the HUAWEI AppGallery acted as the app platform for users to search and download a wide variety of popular apps, which is now available in more than 170 countries and regions. With more apps being added every day, 531 in the month of June alone, the popularity of HUAWEI AppGallery kept growing exceeding 420 million users since its official launch in April 2018.




Huawei took this a step further and introduced Petal Search. A new search tool that complements the HUAWEI AppGallery and gives users an easier way to find and download a wide range of apps, news, videos and more. Acting as a gateway to a million apps, Petal Search revolutionizes how the app market works with its unique features that give it a competitive edge.




Instead of just being a shortcut on the home screen, Petal Search comes with a search bar widget that can be placed on the home screen of Huawei phones. From this widget, all users have to do is type out the name or even common abbreviation of an app to quickly and easily get results that include secure download links, latest news, images and videos all pertaining to the searched app, all in just on search tool.




Unlike other app stores that search only within their database, Petal Search goes above and beyond, scrounging the internet for secure links from multiple sources for users to find and download their favorite apps to their Huawei smartphones. Results can vary between direct installation files, download links from source websites or even links from safe and secure 3rd party app stores while listing the source next to it. In addition to this, Petal Search will also show apps that are verified by HUAWEI AppGallery. These apps can also be easily updated through Petal Search. Alternatively, users can also use the Quick Apps feature to enjoy apps without having to actually install them. This feature, originally from HUAWEI AppGallery, allows users to use some apps without installing them, even allowing shortcuts on the home screen.




By having access to all these sources and thanks to advanced features, Petal Search provides users with more than a million apps. Aimed at improving the overall user experience for Huawei users, both Petal Search and HUAWEI AppGallery are optimized for all Huawei devices, which means users benefit from a more tailor-made experience on their devices. Paired with the HUAWEI AppGallery, Petal Search is the new solution for quickly finding, downloading and enjoying apps and games, giving users not only a safe and secure source to download and update their apps, but also an easier way to get the most out of their Huawei smartphone.


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