Surface Duo Blog

Dual-screen list-detail with navigation

Hello Kotlin and Java developers! When you’re enhancing your existing Android apps for the Microsoft Surface Duo, you may want to keep your existing single-screen behavior. In today’s blog, I’ll share an example list-detail that supports the traditional back-button behavior in a single screen, but shows the list and detail ...

Working with the camera on Microsoft Surface Duo

Hi Android developers! While the Surface Duo runs Android apps just like any other Android device, there are some differences in the hardware: In this post, we will review some dual-screen-specific camera behaviors and present some different options for enhancing camera capture in your apps to work even better on ...

Adapting your website to support new possibilities of dual-screen devices

Hello there, fellow web developers! In an earlier blog post, we introduced the upcoming CSS feature primitives and the API for dual-screen and foldable devices. In this blog post, we will look at how Kenneth Rohde Christiansen and myself created and adapted our existing Foldship demo to take advantage of the new ...

Developing for Microsoft Surface Duo accessories

Hello Surface Duo developers, Microsoft recently announced new Surface devices and accessories, so this week we’re looking at some of the accessories that work with Surface Duo and how you can accommodate them in your apps. Microsoft Surface Pens The Surface Slim Pen and Surface Pen both work great with the Surface Duo, ...

Adding Microsoft Surface Duo support to the Flokk application

(image) Hello Flutter developers! During the final week of July, Microsoft held its annual hackathon. The event has had different names over the years, but the idea has remained the same; people from across the company come together to work on projects they are interested in. There are many different types of projects, some are simply a...

Build pixel-perfect Microsoft Surface Duo apps with Uno Platform

Hello Microsoft Surface Duo developers! Today’s post was contributed by Nventive, the publishers of the Uno Platform. In previous blog posts, the Surface Duo team demonstrated how you can build dual-screen apps using Java and Kotlin, Xamarin and C#, Flutter, React Native, Web, and games with Unity. Today’s blog post shows how UWP and...

droidcon webinar recap

Hello Android developers! Last week, Hakon and I talked about building dual-screen experiences as part of the droidcon webinar series. We were joined by Andras Nemeth from Atlassian, to talk about enhancing the Jira mobile app for dual-screen devices. You can watch the recording online: (image) Top questions and ...

Enhancing the Microsoft Surface Duo OneDrive experience

Beginning last fall, I had the opportunity to work with the Surface Duo OneDrive feature team to redesign and polish the OneDrive app user experience to make it shine on Surface Duo. Many thanks and kudos to the team: Eli Waalkes, Daniela Dimitrova, Hansel Ip, Eirini Tsantouli, James Tong, Tola Adeola, and Lin Wang. Now that...