Switching over from an iPhone or Android device to a newly Google-less Huawei smartphone is fairly straightforward. You can essentially copy apps over using third-party sharing software. But coming in blind to a new ecosystem has its drawbacks. Especially if the app store isn’t equipped with your go-to apps. Finally, Huawei’s AppGallery now plays host to South African bank FNB’s mobile app.
“We are happy to welcome FNB to the HUAWEI AppGallery family of apps. Given the high smartphone penetration in South Africa banking apps are a key priority for consumers. Huawei has been working hard over the past year to ensure that our loyal customers get all the apps they need, whether they are for entertainment or necessity,” says Likhun Zhao, VP at Huawei Consumer Business Group for Southern Africa.
The AppGallery launched in 2018, and since then Huawei South Africa has been working diligently to include all of the most essential apps for South Africans/ Populating your phone with basics like Facebook-owned social media apps and most mobile games is a breeze. The issue came in with local apps, mostly in the realm of mobile banking . These took a while to make its way into the Huawei ecosystem.
This week Huawei announced that FNB’s mobile banking app is now available on its app store, making mobile banking available to a whole new range of users. “The availability of the FNB Banking App to Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), Huawei AppGallery, Huawei’s app store, now gives Huawei fans access to seven SA banking apps,” the press release reads.
If you’re equipped with a post-Google HMS Huawei smartphone, head to the AppGallery and simply search for the FNB mobile app. You’ll be able to download the app and update it as new patches come out.