The American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) in collaboration with Huawei organized a webinar on 'The Future of Mobile App Industry' on August 20, 2021, as a part of Huawei’s Free Mobile App Development Training initiative. The webinar was premiered on Facebook Live for the registered member of the training program and more than 500 students joined live in Facebook.
Mr. Rebanta Dutta, Project Leader, Huawei inaugurated the webinar as a host and informed the attendees about the agendas of the webinar. Mr. Dutta also informed how Huawei resources would help attendees to get started with the app development journey. Md. Manirul Islam, Director, Institute of Continuing Education and Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, AIUB, later talked on the occasion as a keynote speaker and gave attendees some insights about the mobile app development industry worldwide. He also discussed the future of this industry according to recent trends. Mr. Islam highlighted numerous advantages that students would get from this Huawei-AIUB collaboration. Afterward, Mr. Murali V, Associate Vice President, Huawei Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., continued the webinar discussing the footprint of Huawei worldwide and its future strategies. His discussion covered the following topics in three parts:
Part 1: App Industry Insights, HMS Ecosystem, Apps Up Contest
Part 2: Creation of Huawei ID (Step-by-step)
Part 3: HMS Core capabilities & Foundation course
In part 1, Mr. V gave an elaborated presentation on Huawei Mobile System, the App Industry, and Huawei's contribution to the industry. He also mentioned how aggressively the industry is growing and how they are trying to support students who want to get into the industry. Mr. V introduced the attendees to the diverse Huawei developer community as well.
Mr. Tushar Srivastava, Technical Project Leader, Huawei India, continued with part 2 and showed attendees how to create Huawei ID step by step. He also mentioned the advantages attendees would get by signing up for this. Mr. Sanghati Mukherjee, HMS Product Expert, and Author, Huawei Developer Forum, joined the session in part 3 of the topics. Mr. Mukherjee sumptuously talked about Huawei App Gallery and how easily a developer can publish their app on the platform as an alternative to other platforms like Google Play and App Store. He then elaborated the procedure of publishing an app on the Huawei App Gallery and earning revenues from it. He also took some time to talk about the foundation training Huawei offering for free to those who are interested to develop apps for Huawei App Gallery. Mr. Mukherjee took some time to inform about how Huawei ensures security and keeps user data safe. He also gave a detailed demonstration on different kits and APIs developers can get help from under their initiative. At the end, there was a question-answer session led by the host Mr. Dutta to address all the confusion and queries of the attendees. One of the organizers of the event, Mr. Abhijit Bhowmik, Associate Professor and Special Assistant of OSA, AIUB informed everyone about the resolution process if anyone faces any problem.
The webinar was an introduction to a five-week-long training program on Mobile App Development with the support of Huawei. The attendees were given guideline and the necessary information to get ready for the training and start their journey in the mobile app development. The American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) is the first university in Bangladesh to collaborate with the multi-national giant Huawei to equip AIUB students with the skills essential for this increasingly competitive and demanding sector of technology.