Surface Duo Blog

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 ...
Gaming on dual-screens, from a Flutter perspective
Gaming on dual-screens, from a Flutter perspective
So, you’ve built a game and it works great on all those single screen devices out there but what about these new foldables or the dual-screen Microsoft Surface Duo? Does your game work on it? It should, in single screen mode, but what happens when the user spans your game across two screens? Does that work? Should it work the same or is ...
Building dual-screen web experiences with React
Building dual-screen web experiences with React
Hello web developers! Responsive design has always been the cornerstone of web development, rather than designing for a single use case, we focus on creating applications that can adjust to the needs of the platform they are running on. Microsoft Surface Duo is no exception to this and in past blog posts we’ve explored how we can use ...
Microsoft Surface Duo coming to new markets in 2021
Microsoft Surface Duo coming to new markets in 2021
Hello Android developers, Last month, Microsoft announced that early in 2021 the Surface Duo will be offered in Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Germany! We are excited to get Surface Duo into the hands of new customers in these new markets, and also to welcome developers in those countries to our community. To celebrate, ...
Figma Design Kit for Microsoft Surface Duo
Figma Design Kit for Microsoft Surface Duo
Hello designers, We’re excited to announce the v0.1 of our Design Kit for Microsoft Surface Duo. The kit details dual-screen capabilities and shows common use cases to help inspire your mobile app design. You can easily grab design elements and modify them as needed, giving you more time to create the best experience for your users...