Surface Duo Blog

Happy Two Year

Hello developers! Welcome to 2022 – a great year to be developing for two screens! To kick off the new year we’re going to do a quick recap of all the two screen enhanced components – across developer platforms – that can help you get started quickly with dual-screen and foldable support, while also providing great single-...

Dual-screen reference app

Hello Android developers! We’re excited to announce the release of our latest sample application, Dual Screen Experience Example, both as open-source code on GitHub and also available for download from Google Play. What is the sample about? The sample application provides developers and designers with the possibility to...

Microsoft Surface Duo at droidcon

Hello Android developers! The Surface Duo Developer Experience team presented at our first in-person events this year, at droidcon in Berlin and London. droidcon Berlin We presented our brand-new Surface Duo 2 in Berlin. People loved the device and the possibilities that it offers. We delivered a talk and a ...

Get started with Jetpack Compose

Hello (future) Jetpack Compose developers! This week, we want to talk about how to get started on building applications with Jetpack Compose. A few of us on the Surface Duo Developer Experience team recently began learning Compose, so we’d like to share some advice and resources with you. To read more about the work we’ve...

Jetpack Compose Navigation Rail

Hello Jetpack Compose developers! This week, we released a new sample that demonstrates how to use the NavigationRail component with large screen and foldable devices. These guidelines were also introduced recently in the Microsoft Surface Duo Design Kit 2.1. Create a NavigationRail with Compose We first blogged about NavigationRail in ...

Android Dev Summit recap

Hello Android developers! This week’s blog includes lots of news from Google's Android Dev Summit – especially for dual-screen, foldable, and large screen app developers. The Surface Duo Developer Experience team is here to help developers plan and adapt their Android apps for new form factors like Microsoft Surface Duo 2. Here ...

Happy Hacktober

Hello open source developers! For the past few years October has become synonymous with open source, so this year we’ve decided to opt-in our samples repositories to Hacktoberfest to encourage the community to join us in building dual-screen enhanced Android projects. Figure 1: Build or contribute to apps for Microsoft ...

Adapting to Android multi-window and foldable devices

Hello Android developers! Although multi-window support was first introduced in Android 7 (API 24), many developers are only recently starting to adapt their code to this feature as dual-screen, foldable, and large-screen devices are becoming more common. If you’re considering adapting your apps for the latest larger-screen ...

Travel Planner dual-screen sample app

Hello Android developers! Over the summer, Hersh and I worked on a sample app that demonstrates a variety of dual-screen app possibilities. We used APIs like Jetpack Window Manager to create features that work across different foldable devices, including Microsoft Surface Duo. In this post, I’ve highlighted some of our favorite ...

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