In our current situation, the lack of the Google Play Store on Huawei and Honor devices means that Huawei AppGallery no longer watches from the sidelines, but instead, plays an active role as the primary means to distribute apps on these devices moving forward. Many may worry about malware etc but it must also be remembered that even Google has been plagued with this problem and has mainly been reactive in addressing it.
The app also comes preloaded on existing Huawei and Honor devices that also bundle in the Google Play Store, so the presence of your app on this medium presents an additional surface for discovery for end users. As a developer, you do want to reach out to as many users as possible for your app with as little effort. While getting on to AppGallery does take effort, even if just a little, we still need to keep in mind that this might be the only way to reach future Huawei and Honor devices. Plus AppGallery is based on Android so developers will find themselves using a different (but still familiar) SDK. If your app doesn’t reach users, something else will take its place, and that is a situation that established apps would like to avoid as much as possible.
Huawei AppGallery is a first-party solution for Huawei and Honor devices, so users need not worry about compatibility issues with the Store itself. All the content is claimed to be curated, and everything goes through a thorough review before it is launched in order to guarantee the safety of the app for its users.
Other articles are showing developers getting a slightly higher monetization than they get off the Google Play Store. So provided most of the major apps still want a presence on the hundreds of millions of Huawei devices the only thing really missing is the actual Google apps such as Maps, Keep, Drive, etc and apps that solely use Google Maps for location services (although quite a few offer OpenStreetMaps and others as alternatives).
So it will be interesting to see how this develops...
See more details about what is known about AppGallery at https://www.xda-developers.com/appgallery-huawei-alternative-google-play-store-android/
#android AppGallery is Huawei's alternative to Google's Play Store on Android
Huawei's AppGallery is ready and in position to deliver on the company's app content needs, should they need it as an alternative to the Google Play Store.