Huawei HarmonyOS NEXT Live Window Feature Adds “Immersive Mode” for Large Lock Screen Card Information Display

Huawei introduced the full-scene intelligent operating system HarmonyOS NEXT at the HDC 2024 Developer Conference last week. At the developer event, Huawei HarmonyOS open capability architect shared information about the HarmonyOS SDK. According to the introduction, there are currently over 350 SDKs across 18 domains that have been adapted for the HarmonyOS NEXT version, covering categories such as life services, security, media, AI, advertising, payment, analysis, social, financial management, and more.

Among them, the Live View Kit is a previously released Live Window feature, but this time the Live Window also has a new presentation format. In addition to the existing lock screen, always-on display (AOD), notification center top, capsule form, status bar expansion, and small folding outer screen display, the Live Window has a new “Immersive Mode (large lock screen card)” form.

The official target scenarios for the Live Window include:

  • Ride-hailing
  • Instant delivery
  • Flights
  • High-speed rail / trains
  • Flash sale countdowns
  • Match scores
  • Shared rentals

In the official “shared bike ride” demonstration image, the Live Window Immersive Mode displays map information, timing information, and price information, and also provides an in-app “return bike” function button.

The Live Window is a notification feature released by Huawei in the HarmonyOS 4.0 version in August 2023, which can display real-time application information on the upper left corner of the tablet / mobile screen and the lock screen interface, and can switch between capsules and cards.

Apps currently supporting the Live Window are summarized as follows:

System Applications

  • Changlian
  • Huawei Share
  • Voice Recorder
  • Screen Recording
  • Clock
  • Smart Assistant Today

Third-party Applications

  • Meituan / Meituan Waimai
  • Hema
  • Umetrip / Umetrip Pro
  • Air China
  • VariFlight
  • Flight Manager
  • Alipay
  • Petal Travel (Quick App)
  • Smart Train Ticket
  • High-speed Rail Manager
  • Didi Taxi (Quick App)