Huawei has been lauding its search engine Petal Search for a while now. It was developed sometime in 2020, and continues to see updates from time to time.
The tools, which also runs in other Android phones (Huawei is planning to switch to HarmonyOS for good), is made for Huawei phones running EMUI 10.1 or higher.
The latest development from the platform is its collaboration with ecommerce giant Jumia, which will see customers searching for products using Petal Search get a direct link to Jumia for their shopping needs.
Huawei calls this a ‘landmark’ partnership, and deservedly so because Petal Search has millions of users. To this end, they will be able to directly access products from the listed ecommerce platform. This is also possible for people using Petal Search on their non-Huawei phones.
Besides, Huawei says that it is in the process of concluding a full integration Jumia with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) that will see millions of customers in Africa download it easily from AppGallery.
JumiaPay has also been added to AppGallery. The payments platform allows customers to complete basic services such as airtime purchases, pay bill and redeeming of coupons, among other lifestyle functions.
We are pleased to partner with Huawei and provide users with access to Jumia’s unique online shopping experience for quality products at the best prices. This partnership confirms our passion and combined efforts to provide innovative shopping solutions that make life easier for consumers. Through our marketplace, consumers instantly browse over 40 million products and will enjoy fast delivery in the countries where we operate. HUAWEI AppGallery users can also have the opportunity to pay and redeem conveniently through JumiaPay – Jeremy Hodara, co-founder and co-CEO of Jumia.
Our partnership with Africa’s leading e-commerce platform Jumia is a testament to our continuous efforts in positioning Huawei Mobile Services as a leader in technology innovation, with a view to making lives easier. By bringing the Jumia catalogue to Petal Search users, we are proud to transform our users’ shopping experience, reducing their browsing time and enabling them to conveniently access products through the shopping channel – Adam Xiao, Managing Director of Huawei Mobile Services in the Middle East and Africa, Huawei Consumer Business Group.