Surface Duo Blog

Microsoft Surface Duo Design Kit documentation
Microsoft Surface Duo Design Kit documentation
Hello designers! This week we are happy to share a number of updates to the Microsoft Surface Duo Design Kit that was announced in January. Design Kit updates There have been several additions and updates since the last version on the Figma Design Kit: One major update is the addition of interactive ...
Adapting your Angular web app for dual-screen devices
Adapting your Angular web app for dual-screen devices
Hello web developers! Foldable and dual-screen devices are becoming increasingly more common over time, but you may wonder if investing development time to support these devices might be worth it, especially when creating fully responsive web apps is already a challenge. Using the new CSS and JavaScript primitives is a fun way to ...
Jetpack Compose foldable and dual-screen development
Jetpack Compose foldable and dual-screen development
Hi Android developers, We talked about using Jetpack Compose, the new Android UI toolkit for Microsoft Surface Duo development in a previous blog post. Now, Jetpack Compose is in beta. Combined with the use of Jetpack Window Manager, Jetpack Compose is more flexible for developing apps for dual-screen devices and even easier to ...
New Android pen and ink control preview
New Android pen and ink control preview
Hello Android developers, In a previous post, we shared code to handle pen events including pressure, orientation, and button presses on the pen. Today’s post introduces a preview of a new pen and inking control that you can easily add to your Android apps to get pen (and touch) support without a lot of custom code. ...
Introducing Jetpack Window Manager for foldable and dual-screen devices Codelab
Introducing Jetpack Window Manager for foldable and dual-screen devices Codelab
Hello Android developers, As we have mentioned in previous blog posts, enhancing apps to take advantage of the capabilities that new form factor devices such as Microsoft Surface Duo and other foldable devices provide, can easily be done by following a step-by-step approach. With that in mind, during the last months we have ...
Announcing Flutter support for foldable devices
Announcing Flutter support for foldable devices
Flutter is one of the fastest growing frameworks today and certainly a powerful toolkit for building amazing apps, which is why we’re adding foldable support. Earlier today Microsoft announced a preview of foldable support for Flutter, at Google’s Flutter Engage. We love Flutter and foldable devices and want developers to have ...
Xamarin.Forms 5.0 on Microsoft Surface Duo
Xamarin.Forms 5.0 on Microsoft Surface Duo
Hello Xamarin developers, Today Craig and I joined The Launch Space, a live stream from Microsoft Learn, to talk about developing dual-screen apps for Surface Duo using Xamarin. This topic has been covered in the blog before, but there are some new features to talk about with the release of Xamarin.Forms 5.0. You can watch the ...
Microsoft Surface Duo emulator February refresh
Microsoft Surface Duo emulator February refresh
Hello Android developers, Today we are releasing the latest update to the Surface Duo emulator. Since last December, we started to introduce some app samples into the emulator so you can play with them directly and get a better idea about how to build an application or enhance your application on the Surface Duo device. Here...
Making Microsoft Outlook shine on Microsoft Surface Duo
Making Microsoft Outlook shine on Microsoft Surface Duo
Hello Android developers, In this post, you’ll learn how the Outlook team adapted our Android app to create a user-friendly experience on the dual-screen Surface Duo. Outlook for Surface Duo has the same familiar experience that you find on both phone and tablet and this is no coincidence as Outlook has been designed with ...
Developer tip: launch on adjacent screen
Developer tip: launch on adjacent screen
Hello Android developers, Last year we blogged about bringing your existing apps to the Microsoft Surface Duo, which included a variety of suggestions from simple tweaks to a set of user-experience design patterns that you could use to enhance your applications’ UI. Today I’m going to re-visit one of those dual-screen ...