Surface Duo Blog

Notifications on the Glance Bar

Hello Android developers! This week we are talking about the Surface Duo 2 Glance Bar feature. If you are wondering what the Glance Bar feature is and how anyone can benefit from it, let’s dive into it together to learn more. What is the Glance Bar Feature? The Glance Bar feature displays notifications of BUCKET_PEOPLE ...

Responsive layouts in Flutter with TwoPane

Welcome to another Flutter update. This time we will dive into TwoPane, tell you how to get it from pub.dev and focus on the types of layouts you can build with it. Before we get to examples, we will first see what parameters it exposes. This widget has cousins in other frameworks, making its context interesting to explore. Let us first ...

Bazel build

Hello Android developers, Today we are going to go through an interesting topic, we will learn what it is and how to use Bazel, a build and test tool similar to Make, Maven, and Gradle. Many great companies and OSS projects are already using Bazel to build their software. Would you like to try it out for your Android app? In ...

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 ...

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 ...

Write foldable tests quickly with Test Kit

Hello Android developers! This week, we’re super excited to announce that we’ve released the first version of our foldable Test Kit. The Test Kit currently includes two testing utility libraries, one for layouts built with views and another for layouts built with Jetpack Compose, and we’re looking forward to adding more ...

Microsoft Edge dual-screen web APIs

Hello dual-screen web developers! Microsoft Edge version 97 included the dual-screen web APIs that have been in preview since last year. Now Microsoft Surface Duo users with the latest Edge will get an enhanced web experience automatically when sites have implemented the CSS or JavaScript dual-screen APIs. Visit the dual-screen web ...