PlantSnap Launches in Huawei AppGallery
Pop quiz...what company is the second largest phone maker in the world? If you said Huawei, you are correct!
Huawei's phones have become so popular around the world because of their well-rounded product portfolio, which includes high-end smartphones in its Mate and P lines as well as cheaper handsets that fall under its Honor offshoot brand. Selling over 250 million phones in 2019 alone, Huawei is "within striking distance of Samsung at the top of the global market," says the International Data Corporation.
For those of you with a Huawei phone, you can now find both PlantSnap Pro AND PlantSnap Freemium in the new Huawei AppGallery, which distributes apps that are built using the new mobile platform called Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). Above is a screenshot from PlantSnap's app in the HMS AppGallery.
PlantSnap has formed a strong partnership with Huawei and will now create all of our apps in iOS, Android and HMS. Not only did Huawei compensate PlantSnap incredibly well for building and launching our apps in HMS, they also provided us with a crew of HMS engineers to help us with production and will also be featuring and promoting PlantSnap in the AppGallery for free throughout 2020.
Here is why this new partnership with Huawei is so important. Beginning in May, new Huawei phones are no longer allowed to contain the Google PlayStore that distributes Android apps. This means that no apps currently in the Google PlayStore can be used on new Huawei phones. Huawei sells over 200 million mobile phones per year, so launching PlantSnap in the new Huawei operating system, HMS, gives continued access to PlantSnap for all Huawei phone users.
https://support.google.com/android/thread/29434011?hl=en (More information regarding Google and Huawei)
We are thrilled to have been chosen as a Featured Partner of Huawei and to be one of the first crossover apps to be featured by Huawei in their AppGallery as they roll out their newest mobile products. Over half of the world's population uses Huawei's products and services to make calls, send text messages, or surf the internet.
PlantSnap StartEngine Campaign Continues Strong Upward Trajectory
Our current StartEngine campaign has almost reached the $500,000 milestone, thanks to the generosity of our StartEngine investors, and there aren't many days left in the campaign.
Now is the time to join us as an investor, or to increase your current investment, as we continue to ramp up our spring efforts with the BGCI and APGA and their 1,200 botanical garden members. Beginning in April 2020, visitors to these gardens and to their websites and social media pages will be actively encouraged to download PlantSnap on their mobile devices and participate in our Citizen Scientist project as they explore the amazing botanical gardens and their local environments. These beautiful gardens boast over 700 million visitors every year and will deliver sustainable exposure to PlantSnap year-round and across the world.
And now, PlantSnap has also secured a new partnership agreement with a fellow tech company that has over 300 million monthly active users. This partnership will equate to even GREATER exposure for the app in 2020. After 6 months of hard work, the integration process with our new mobile partner is complete and currently in the final stages of beta testing. Stay tuned for our exciting joint announcement with our new partner on April 2!
Unfortunately, the new partnership will be announced in 16 days...that's 10 days after the StartEngine campaign ends... so now is the time to join us as an investor!
Users love PlantSnap
We are always thrilled when PlantSnap makes the news (check out our amazing press coverage here), but it is also exciting when we see folks using the app and promoting it as fans and educators.
The Anita B Gorman Conservation Discovery Center in Kansas City hosts classes on how to use PlantSnap for children and adults through the Missouri Department of Conservation. Our app has become a true tool for professionals and amateurs alike.
You can read more here:
You can also find a lot of folks like North Carolina's Beth Chiles who loves to spread the word about PlantSnap via their blogs and social media:
There is no greater feeling to know that a satisfied customer is recommending you to their friends!
Be safe during these turbulent times and have a great week!
*Prunus subhirtella ꞌAutumnalisꞌ in bloom
Higan Cherry (P. subhirtella)
Mature Height/Spread: The Higan cherry will grow 20 to 40 feet tall and 15 to 30 feet wide. The habit may be upright-spreading, rounded or weeping, depending on the cultivar.
Growth Rate: Some of the most heat, cold and stress-tolerant of all the cherries, they are longer-lived than most.
Ornamental Features: Bloom occurs from early to mid-spring, depending on the cultivar. The showy flowers are white or pale to deep pink, single or double, and appear before or with the leaves. In summer, leaves are dark green, turning yellowish in the fall.
Landscape Use: Higan cherries are mainly used as lawn specimens, street trees and in groupings. Wide-spreading and weeping cultivars make good shade trees.
They prefer moist, fast-draining, well-aerated soil, and require full sun. Pruning is seldom necessary except to remove dead or diseased wood, or crossing branches that appear awkward or rub against each other. To avoid reducing the following year’s flower display, prune crossing or rubbing branches immediately after flowering. Prune dead or diseased wood any time of year. (credit: Clemson University)