HONOR today announced a line-up of partnerships that leverages HONOR’s core competencies to encourage creativity and innovation among users. In an effort to engage the creative community, HONOR has teamed up with Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company and the world’s leading social storytelling platform, to empower writers to share their stories and aspirations. HONOR has also partnered with Red Bull Basement to encourage student developers all around the world to make a positive impact with HONOR technology.
HONOR x Red Bull Basement 2020: Empowering young innovators to drive positive change
Red Bull Basement is an open call for global student innovators to drive positive change with the support of technology. As the official Mobile Service and PC partner of Red Bull Basement 2020, HONOR aims to empower students to develop impactful ideas by providing advanced technology, professional mentoring expertise and comprehensive app development kits.
This year, the competition attracted a staggering 3865 entries from up-and-coming developers around the world including Russia, India, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary and more, with entries being voted for by the public and reviewed by a panel of experts from diverse backgrounds.
Following their innovative entry, “KARTA: Map for Students” from Russia was crowned as the HONOR Wildcard, #TeamHONOR winner. KARTA is a comprehensive map application that allows university students to connect with their peers and receive the latest information on courses, events and exciting offers available in the exact area (campus, district or the whole city) for every student. This initiative is enabled by Huawei Mobile Services, a fully-open platform that offers a slew of capabilities for third-party developers to create and optimize their apps.
Continuing its effort to empower young innovators with the right tools for success, HONOR will be organizing a “How to Make Your First APP – Keys to Success” online workshop on November 17th to help students hone their knowledge of App Development. The workshops will focus on sharing the best “technology-for-good” practices and will deep-dive into HMS Core, teaching students how to market their apps to users.
“We are thrilled to have joined forces with Red Bull Basement to encourage students from all over the world to develop apps that drive positive change. Through their creative vision, determination and exciting ideas, these budding young developers have inspired not only their peers in the developer community but all of us at HONOR too. The calibre of entries this year was second to none and KARTA: Map for Students impressed all of the judges with their unique app concept which is guaranteed to improve campus life for students. We look forward to working more closely with this talented team during the development stage and wish everyone the best of luck as we move through to the next round of Red Bull Basement,” said George Zhao, the president of HONOR.
Bring Your Ideas to Life with Powerful HONOR Technology
In addition to Huawei Mobile Services, HONOR’s hardware is designed to help young professionals bring their ideas to life, wherever they may be. Boasting a jaw-dropping 90% screen-to-body ratio and powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor, the all-new HONOR MagicBook Pro delivers a smooth and stable experience for students and young professionals who need a device to handle heavy-duty coding projects. Powered by a 56 Wh (rated value) battery and 65W Fast Charger, the HONOR MagicBook Pro allows developers to test and run apps all day long. Thanks to the 1920 x 1080 IPS display and 100% sRGB colour gamut, the HONOR MagicBook Pro allows a wider viewing angle and richer colours compared to other laptop displays on the market. It is perfect for viewing photos, movies, or using professional applications that demand greater colour accuracy and consistent image brightness. With a smaller footprint compared to traditional 15.6-inch laptops, the HONOR MagicBook Pro’s compact and lightweight design is the perfect companion allowing users to study and work on the go.
HONOR recently launched the HONOR Academy ‘Stand Out With HONOR’ global creative program. ‘Stand Out With HONOR’ invites young people to take part in a series of challenges to showcase their creativity for the chance to win an HONOR MagicBook and earn a four-week paid internship at Grey in the U.K. and in Germany. Together with leading creatives from across Europe, the campaign will see the launch of Designed to demonstrate how technology can take people further when hunting for new roles, the program will see the launch of a series educational content from expert designers and creatives around how to break into the creative industry, including CV tips and tricks and advice on how to ace virtual interviews.
Emerging Writers Program: The initiative to spur creativity among amateur and professional writers
The smartphone has now become a vehicle for self-expression, escapism and creativity. Especially when phones like the ones launched by HONOR come equipped with a ton of useful features like eBook mode and multi-window mode to make reading and ideation on the go easier than ever before. HONOR and Wattpad will be launching the Emerging Writers Program to uncover 10 up and coming writers from across the globe, inviting them to submit short stories about their hopes and dreams for life after lockdown. They will be equipped with the 10X Lite smartphones and receive a writers’ masterclass with a Wattpad Star, one of the most successful and influential writers on the platform.
HONOR has teamed up with popular entertainment apps to provide more fun to HONOR 10X Lite users. Buyers can redeem a free skin on popular action game StandOff 2, as well as take part in a contest on music app Ultimate Guitar. Coupons for premiums in other popular games will also be available to anyone who buys a new HONOR 10X Lite.