Surface at Microsoft Build 2022

Hello developers! Another blog, another Android event! While Google I/O seems like it happened in the distant past, Microsoft Build 2022 is here to help developers expand their skillset by exploring new and emerging technologies. Microsoft Build features the best of what technology has to offer, and you can gain insights from ...

Flutter foldable support is now stable

Hello! Flutter 3 was announced last week, and we have good news to share with you. The foldable support that we contributed to Flutter is now released in the latest stable branch. Let us dive into what this means for you. We will first go over the new API that you can use and then review what else Flutter now does for you out of the box...

Google I/O 2022 recap

Hello Android developers, Another Google I/O has flown by, and we were excited to see sessions on foldable user experience design as well as developer-focused talks for updating existing apps to be more responsive and using Jetpack Compose. Here are our favorite sessions and announcements from the past few days: Flutter 3 announced...

Accessibility in a dual-screen application

Hello Android developers! Accessibility is an important step in the design and development flow of any Android application. Ensuring that everyone can use it in any situation will make the experience better, and the app will benefit from having an extended and diverse audience. When you design your app with accessibility in mind, ...

Join us at droidcon in 2022

Hello Android developers! We’re excited to announce that conference events are offering in-person attendance this year, which means we’ll be able to meet face-to-face in addition to interacting via social media and Twitch! droidcon San Francisco The first event on our droidcon calendar is San Francisco on June 2nd and 3rd...

isSeparating: the field that unites all foldables

Hello Android developers, Today we are going to talk about a very useful field that is part of Jetpack Window Manager library. This field is called isSeparating, and will help you to understand when there is content separated by a FoldingFeature on a foldable device. The value of isSeparating will be false if there is no ...

Snackbar for dual-screens

Hello Android developers! We are excited to announce the release of our latest Android component: SnackbarContainer. The new SnackbarContainer allows you to place a Snackbar on a specific display area on foldable devices, while keeping the original Snackbar behaviour in conventional single screen devices. The SnackbarContainer ...

Foldable ExoPlayer video… plus trivia

Hello Android developers! Video is an important element of many different types of mobile apps, including those designed for viewing TV and movie shows, livestreaming, social sharing, voice calling, meetings, training, and anything in-between. Large screen and foldable devices are ideal for this type of content because there’s ...