Guangdong-based mobile telecoms company OPPO last week unveiled three initiatives, including an IoT Enablement Plan, in a bid to co-build a new intelligent service ecosystem with developers and partners.
In the past year, OPPO has made remarkable progress in building a new ecosystem, boasting more than 320 million monthly active users globally on its ColorOS operating system and accumulating a massive number of users across its applications, services, and content ecosystem. To date, more than 120,000 developers have joined the OPPO open platform where its open capability service has been used more than 3 billion times per day.
The initiatives were announced at the company’s 2019 OPPO Developer in Beijing under the theme “Innovation and Intelligence”.
Anticipating the integration and convergence of things to be the future, OPPO will launch the "IoT Enablement Plan", a capacity opening program aimed at opening to partners OPPO's HeyThings IoT service platform.
The newly-upgraded HeyThings IoT service platform is expected to be deployed through OPPO's open platform in Q1, 2020 while the first phase of the audio connectivity protocol is expected to be in service in June 2020.
Bobee Liu, company vice president for Intelligent Mobile Devices, also revealed that OPPO will soon debut its first smart watch, OPPO Watch, as well as a health platform, which will be positioned as a strategic device that OPPO will use to create a robust ecosystem with its partners.
OPPO has reiterated in the last 12 months that it is "more than just a phone maker from the outset”, with plans to invest RMB 50 billion into R&D spending in the next three years to develop core technologies in hardware, software and system in addition to 5G, AI, AR, big data and other frontier technologies.
By actively collaborating with partners across the industry for a future of shared success, OPPO is forging a new ecosystem of smart services in the era of the intelligent connectivity.
Pursuing “Gravity Plan 2.0”
At the 2018 Developer Conference, OPPO officially launched the "Gravity Plan", an RMB 1 billion program to support outstanding developers worldwide. Since then, the plan has provided resources for more than 2,000 applications, resulting in 9.2 billion impressions and more than 180 million downloads.
Henry Duan, vice president for internet services at OPPO, said in his keynote speech at this year’s developer conference that with the help of ColorOS, which is available in more than 140 countries and regions around the world.
He added that another RMB 1 billion will be allocated on the "Gravity Plan 2.0" in 2020 to build on last year's plan to provide sustained and all-round support to partners in the four major fields of applications, services, content and going global.
Launch of "Five System-level Capability Exposure Engines"
In order to enable developers to connect to OPPO's system-level capability more smoothly and quickly, and continue to bring better user experience to users, OPPO also launched "Five System-level Capability Exposure Engines" officially, which include Hyper Boost, Link Boost, CameraUnit, MediaUnit, and ARUnit capabilities. In this way, OPPO will improve user experience together with developers and partners.
"With the launch of the ‘Five System-level Capability Exposure Engines’ , OPPO will help developers leverage creativity, explore scenarios, maximise value and build a world of intelligent connectivity in which reality and the virtual realm integrate,” said Andy Wu, vice president for software engineering at OPPO, said.