Hinge Angle on Microsoft Surface Duo

Hello Surface Duo developers! In our previous blog post, we mentioned how to adjust the hinge angle in the Surface Duo emulator. Today we are going to present some ideas about how to take advantage of this unique behavior of the Surface Duo device. As we discussed in How to Bring Your Android Apps to Surface Duo, your Android...

Surface Duo testing tips & tricks

Hello Microsoft Surface Duo developers, Today’s post contains some tips to help automate the Surface Duo emulator for testing. Use the latest emulator Tip number one: install the latest emulator from Microsoft Developer Center to ensure you have all our latest fixes, feature enhancements, and performance improvements. The Surface Duo ...

Lighting-Up a Flutter application on Microsoft Surface Duo

Hello Flutter developers! In our last post, Get Started with Flutter on Surface Duo, we walked you through how to add the Surface Duo SDK to your Flutter project and how to use the SDK to obtain information from the SDK library. We can now tell if the device we are running on is a dual-screen device, if your application is running on one ...

Dual-screen web experiences preview

In previous posts, we’ve talked about building Android apps for Microsoft Surface Duo using Kotlin & Java, C# with Xamarin, React Native, Unity, and Flutter. Microsoft is also working hard to bring new capabilities to the web so that websites and embedded web experiences can also adapt to the Surface Duo and other dual-screen devices...

Microsoft Surface Duo dev resources recap

Hello Surface Duo developers! Given the recent events that are unfolding across the globe, we have decided to give this week’s blog a lower profile so you can focus on the well being of your local communities and families. Please be safe and we look forward to sharing lots of exciting announcements in the coming weeks. In the meantime...

Resource configuration for Microsoft Surface Duo

Hello Android dual-screen developers! As we mentioned in a previous blog post, enhancing your app for dual-screen devices is easily done by following this three step process: Figure 1. Three steps to get your app ready for dual-screen devices Today we are going to provide some additional useful tips for embracing new features (Step 3...

Surface Duo at Microsoft Build

Hello Microsoft Surface Duo developers! Today at Microsoft Build we shared a session covering how to take advantage of the dual screen device, Surface Duo using Xamarin and C#. You can watch the recording below: Video: Microsoft Build 2020 on YouTube Existing Android™ apps run without modification on the Surface Duo, but there...

Get Started with Flutter on Surface Duo

Hello Flutter developers! Today we are going to get you started with our Surface Duo SDK for Android so that you can adapt your existing applications for dual-screens and the hinge. The sample code demonstrates how Android developers can add the Surface Duo SDK to a project and then access the screen and hinge APIs. Our ultimate goal is ...

Surface Duo Emulator image update and open-source access to libraries

Hello Surface Duo developers! Today we’re excited to release a refresh to our Microsoft Surface Duo Emulator Image. It has been a few weeks since our last Surface Duo Emulator image release and the team has been very busy addressing your feedback and has added several new features and optimizations that are detailed below. What’s ...