Compose TwoPaneLayout updates

Hello Compose developers, This week, we’d like to announce two major updates to our TwoPaneLayout component that come with version 1.0.1-alpha05. We hope these updates will help make the library even more flexible and useful for you all. We also have some other Compose SDK updates to announce! New value in PaneMode ...

Android Dev Summit recap

Hello Android developers, Google is running a number of Android Dev Summit events around the world in 2022, with all sessions available to view online. Here are some of the highlights for foldable and large-screen developers: Android Dev Summit – Modern Android Development The first event, focused on Modern Android ...

Large-screen design patterns

Hello app designers, At the first Android Dev Summit of 2022 Google announced updated large screen design guidance, gallery, and tips for foldables. These updates included a list of canonical layouts which are complementary to the dual-screen design patterns featured in the Surface Duo developer documentation. Material Design has ...

.NET MAUI for Android and cross-platform apps

Hello .NET developers, .NET Conf is happening this week and one of the big announcements is the release of .NET 7 which includes an updated release of .NET MAUI for .NET 7. The latest .NET MAUI release includes dual-screen Android support based on Jetpack Window Manager, so you can build cross-platform apps for mobile and desktop that ...

Persisting and sharing ink

Hello Android developers! We have some updates to the InkSDK that we would like to share with you, as well as some general guidance on persisting ink and open ink standards. Overview While Android provides different canvases for rendering ink, there is little guidance on how to store that ink or what format it ...

Foldable Navigation Rail

Hello Android developers! This week we’re excited to share with you a new library to make it easy to support Navigation Rail on foldable devices like Surface Duo. Navigation Rail package One of the tricks when building mobile apps for Surface Duo devices is to avoid your UI being obscured by the hinge. Controls that aren’t...

Designing for foldable and large screens

Hello app designers! Today we are going to talk about designing for foldable and large screens. We’ve been practicing responsive web design for a long time - let's use those concepts to optimze your mobile app for different platforms and devices. Mobile apps can use adaptive designs to deliver a consistent app experience. In today...