Entersekt software optimized for Huawei Mobile Services

 Entersekt and Huawei have announced Entersekt’s successful technical integration with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). HMS is an alternative to Google Mobile Services, a collection of applications and application programming interfaces that are typically pre-installed on Android phones and tablets.

Entersekt fast-tracked work on its mobile software development kit (SDK) to facilitate push messaging and ensure that consumers could continue to bank and transact securely after upgrading to newly manufactured Huawei mobile devices. The fintech provider holds an 80 percent share of the South African digital banking authentication market and counts major overseas banks as customers too. The updated SDK is now ready for release to app developers across the globe.

“Our engineers report that the integration effort ran very smoothly, with proactive support and collaboration from Huawei,” said Dewald Nolte, chief commercial officer at Entersekt, on collaborating with Huawei on the project. “As a global fintech company that pioneered phone-as-a-token, out-of-band push authentication, and the de facto market standard in South Africa, we are a hundred and ten percent committed to keeping end-users of digital payments and financial services safe. Our work with Huawei is testament to this.”

HUAWEI AppGallery is available in 170 countries, has 400 million monthly active users, and features apps from 1.3 million developers around the world.

“We are thrilled to have Entersekt as an HMS partner,” said Likun Zhao, vice president at Huawei Consumer Business Group Southern Africa. “This partnership benefits South African consumers significantly, as it means that existing apps from Absa, Nedbank, and Old Mutual can be optimized for new Huawei devices, and we will also be able to add Capitec Bank to the suite of banking apps HUAWEI AppGallery currently offers.”

Huawei is well known for its focus on empowering the South African app developer community, thanks to the launch of its Shining Star Developer Programme last year. A first of its kind in our country, Shining Star provides an ecosystem that enables developers to create apps that can be downloaded by many users. The programme aims to encourage a global developer innovation where Huawei provides key support for app developers in the form of technical development, testing, legal and marketing tools, as well as skills and support. Since its inception, the Shining Star Developer Programme has seen almost 43 000 apps being published on HMS globally.