Surface Duo Blog

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 ...

Microsoft Surface Duo is released

Android Developers, it’s Microsoft Surface Duo release day! Today marks a very special day for us, it’s Surface Duo release day, and the device will be in customers hands starting today. We’re very excited to see all the apps you will build that utilize dual-screens and this new form factor, and our Surface Duo Developer Experience...

New React Native dual-screen navigation module

Hello, React Native for Android developers! In a previous blog post, we discussed these existing React Native dual-screen features: DualScreenInfo to find information about the device, and TwoPaneView to get assistance with building dual-screen apps. Today’s post is about a new module we’ve released for JavaScript and ...

Build and test dual-screen web apps

Hello dual-screen web developers! In a previous blog post, we talked about the dual-screen CSS primitives and the API, and how they could be tested with polyfill extensions. Now those features are built-in to Microsoft Edge and Chrome™ browser canary builds, ready for developers to begin building dual-screen web apps.In this ...

Jetpack Compose on Microsoft Surface Duo

Hello, Android dual-screen developers! Today we are going to talk about how to use the new UI framework, Jetpack Compose to build a dual-screen app on the Surface Duo. Jetpack Compose is a new Declarative UI Framework in Android. Instead of using the traditional XML layouts, the developer calls the Composable functions to get the UI ...