Join us live on Twitch (and YouTube)
Hello dual-screen and foldable device developers,
Those of you following us on Twitter will have noticed in recent weeks that we’ve been inviting you to join a livestream each Friday (11am Pacific; 2pm Eastern; 8pm in Europe). We just recently celebrated 12 episodes over the past three months!
If you haven’t joined us yet, in this post I’ll share some more details about Twitch and how it can help you enhance your apps for Microsoft Surface Duo.
Figure 1: SurfaceDuoDev livestreaming on Twitch
What is Twitch?
Twitch is a live streaming platform that was originally created for gamers to share their experiences online. Over time, it has expanded to include a variety of content including art creation, music, podcasts/talkshows, and live coding. Twitch is free to use, so you can join us without even creating an account (although you must login before participating in the live chat).
Surface Duo developer livestreams
The Surface Duo Developer Experience team is streaming at twitch.tv/surfaceduodev. The content is a mix of developer discussion, announcements, and live coding. Each week we’ll provide more background on our blog posts, share any tips and tricks we’ve learned, and answer your questions via the live chat. We’re also looking forward to topic suggestions from you, via Twitter or our Tech Community forum.
The last few streams are available to watch on the Twitch channel page.
There is also a YouTube channel for Surface Duo developer content, which includes videos and playlists of training content, conference talks, as well as our Twitch stream archive.
Figure 2: SurfaceDuoDev YouTube channel
You can watch these past Twitch streams on YouTube:
- 29-Jan – Downloading the emulator
- 5-Feb – Easy way to support dual-screen
- 12-Feb – Outlook on the Surface Duo
- 19-Feb – Emulator update with samples
- 26-Feb – Xamarin.Forms 5.0
- 4-Mar – Flutter preview
- 12-Mar – Codelab training for Kotlin developers
- 19-Mar – Pen and ink SDK preview
- 26-Mar – Jetpack Compose sample updates
- 2-Apr – Angular web framework
- 9-Apr – Design Kit docs
- 16-Apr – Dual-screen PWAs
- 23-Apr – Sample quality with CI/CD
Subscribe to the YouTube channel to get notifications when new videos are added to watch on demand if you missed the live stream.
Each week we’ll continue to cover more aspects of Surface Duo development, including Kotlin, Java, Flutter, C#/Xamarin, React Native, Unity, and web, as well as design considerations and answer questions from the community.
Resources and feedback
Put (11am Pacific; 2pm Eastern; 8pm in Europe) each Friday in your calendar to visit twitch.tv/surfaceduodev and check out the archives on YouTube.
Visit the Surface Duo developer documentation and past blog posts for other ideas on enhancing your apps for dual-screen devices.
If you have any questions, or would like to tell us about your apps, use the feedback forum, message us on Twitter @surfaceduodev.