Although initially oriented solely to the Chinese market, seven years after launch Huawei's app store made the leap to the global market and began to be installed by default on all devices manufactured by the Chinese technology multinational.
In 2019, Huawei devices stopped having access to Google services and, as a result, the company began to manufacture its new models using App Gallery alone and without the other app stores that are so widely used outside Asian markets. As a result, a multitude of apps were no longer available to millions of users around the world as, until then, they had not been available on AppGallery.
Shotl acted quickly to ensure its various on-demand transport apps would be available on AppGallery and, therefore, accessible to any user regardless of their smartphone model. This applied to both passenger and driver apps, as well as customized white label apps for individual operations.
In the words of Shotl's co-founder and CEO, Gerard Martret, “It was a necessary step to continue offering on-demand transport services in all the territories where Shotl has been implemented, and I must say that was achieved in a record time, especially if we consider our recent expansion into the Asian market, which has a huge potential market.”
Shotl provides technology to transport operators, municipalities, and large companies, moving passengers in 10 countries worldwide to date.
The capital of Portugal, with a population of more than half a million inhabitants, is the chosen location for the deployment of a new Shotl operation in a completely urban setting.
We are excited to announce that Shotl has won a Gold Award at the 2019 edition of The European Start-up Prize for Mobility (EUSP).