- MapMyIndia offers digital map data and GPS navigation services through the Move app
- The app will be added to Huawei’s AppGallery store
Huawei has forged a partnership with MapMyIndia to provide map service to its users in India. As per the agreement, MapMyIndia’s Move app will be added to Huawei’s AppGallery for users to download. The app will also come pre-installed on all upcoming Huawei and Honor phones in the country. The Move app offers digital map data and GPS-based navigation, similar to Google Maps. It’s another step from Huawei, which has its Android license revoked, to build its catalogue of Google alternative apps and services. Huawei recently also added AI-driven keyboard app Xploree and music and video streaming service Hungama to its AppGallery.
Talking about the Move app, it’s said to provide accurate locations, estimated travel time (ETA), and real-time updates on new stores, public Wi-Fi, and more. The app also comes with integrated 3D support for users to experience the world around them using augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. “Our users can now access hyperlocal real-time updates, accurate locations, live traffic and ETA from a truly Made in India application,” said Charles Peng President Honor and Huawei India Consumer Business Group. “The mobility app Move will transition users’ experience to an enhanced mapping ecosystem,” Peng added.
MapsMyIndia CEO and Executive Director Rahan Verma announced that the Move app will come preloaded on Huawei and Honor devices and will also be available on the AppGallery app store. “With Huawei Mobile Services, we are happy to see a localized app store and app service alternatives being made widely available to Indian users,” he highlighted. The app is touted to be the key differentiator for Huawei in the Indian market.