Surface Duo Blog

Dual-screen developer tools recap

Hello dual-screen developers, Each week we cover a different aspect of dual-screen development, but with so much happening it’s difficult to cover ALL of the platforms that support the Microsoft Surface Duo. This post is a quick run-down of all the different tools and platforms that developers can use to create dual-screen ...

A new angle on Flutter

Hello Flutter developers! Today we are taking a closer look at the hinge on Microsoft Surface Duo and other foldable devices. The hinge holds the two parts of the device together, but it also has a sensor inside which tells us about the angle between the two screens. (image) Figure 1: Surface Duo Hinge in action Hinge ...

Ask the Experts at Microsoft Build

Hello developers! Thank you to everyone who joined us at Microsoft Build this week. There was a lot of amazing announcements across the company, but for the Surface Duo Developer Experience team the highlight was sharing the latest info on building and enhancing your apps for dual-screens, and “meeting” everyone who attended the...

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 ...

Gaming on dual-screens, from a Flutter perspective

(image) 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 ...

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...

Lighting-Up a Flutter application on Microsoft Surface Duo

Hello Flutter developers! In our last post, Get Started with Flutter on Surface Duo, we walked you through how to add the Surface Duo SDK to your Flutter project and how to use the SDK to obtain information from the SDK library. We can now tell if the device we are running on is a dual-screen device, if your application is running on one ...

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 ...