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Microsoft Surface Duo dev resources recap
Microsoft Surface Duo dev resources recap
Hello Surface Duo developers! Given the recent events that are unfolding across the globe, we have decided to give this week’s blog a lower profile so you can focus on the well being of your local communities and families. Please be safe and we look forward to sharing lots of exciting announcements in the coming weeks. In the meantime...
Resource configuration for Microsoft Surface Duo
Resource configuration for Microsoft Surface Duo
Hello Android dual-screen developers! As we mentioned in a previous blog post, enhancing your app for dual-screen devices is easily done by following this three step process: Figure 1. Three steps to get your app ready for dual-screen devices Today we are going to provide some additional useful tips for embracing new features (Step 3...
Surface Duo at Microsoft Build
Surface Duo at Microsoft Build
Hello Microsoft Surface Duo developers! Today at Microsoft Build we shared a session covering how to take advantage of the dual screen device, Surface Duo using Xamarin and C#. You can watch the recording below: Video: Microsoft Build 2020 on YouTube Existing Android™ apps run without modification on the Surface Duo, but there...
Get Started with Flutter on Surface Duo
Get Started with Flutter on Surface Duo
Hello Flutter developers! Today we are going to get you started with our Surface Duo SDK for Android so that you can adapt your existing applications for dual-screens and the hinge. The sample code demonstrates how Android developers can add the Surface Duo SDK to a project and then access the screen and hinge APIs. Our ultimate goal is ...
Build React Native apps for Microsoft Surface Duo
Build React Native apps for Microsoft Surface Duo
Hello, React Native for Android developers! In previous blog posts we've shown how app developers can build dual-screen apps using Java and Kotlin, Xamarin and C#, and games with Unity. Today's post is about how JavaScript and TypeScript developers can also target the Surface Duo using React Native. Earlier this year, Kiki Saintonge and ...
Pen Events on the Surface Duo
Pen Events on the Surface Duo
The Surface family of devices is known for great touch support, including pen input, and the Microsoft Surface Duo will be no different. By default, pen events are treated the same as a finger touch or mouse move, but you can detect and handle pen input differently, with a wider range of data such as pressure and orientation. Some pens also ha
Dual-screen games with Unity for Android
Dual-screen games with Unity for Android
Hello Android game developers! Today we've published a Unity sample that incorporates our dual-screen SDK for Android so that you can adapt games for dual-screens and the hinge. The sample code demonstrates how to access the screen and hinge APIs that we provide Android developers, but from C# in Unity. The screenshot below shows a Unity ...
Orientation, Spanning and Insets
Orientation, Spanning and Insets
Hello Microsoft Surface Duo Developers! Until recently, mobile devices all had one thing in common: a single screen. While applications had to support multiple screen sizes, recently manufacturers got creative and introduced new foldable, dual-screen devices, Google added support for multi-windowing on Android. Now applications need to ...