In a bid to support its move on making content for the Surface Duo and dual-screen devices, Microsoft announced the release of a preview SDK for the Surface Duo. This is good news for the developers looking forward to writing apps for Surface Duo!
Preview SDK for the Surface Duo now available
Microsoft says, although in an early stage, the SDK will provide native Windows APIs for dual-screen development and a dual-screen Hyper-V emulator. The support will enable developers to deploy and test their apps, including Win 32 apps and existing Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.
A blog post by Kevin Gallo, Corporate Vice President, Windows Developer Platform highlighted,
In November, we shared our vision for dual-screen devices and how this new device category will help people get more done on smaller and more mobile form factors. Today, we are excited to give you an update on how you can get started and optimize for dual-screen devices by:
Exploring preview SDKs and standards proposals for apps and websites
Embracing dual-screen experiences
Learning more at Microsoft 365 Developer Day
Apart from the above, the software-giant will accommodate new capabilities in its latest browser – Edge Chromium. The capability would help in enabling a web content experience, never seen before on dual-screen devices,
The key benefit of supporting dual-screen devices is that both screens can be used as displays, or one screen may act as a keyboard. Besides, the same devices create an opportunity for app developers to develop apps that delight people in a new and innovative way.
To make the transition a smooth affair, Microsoft is offering basic support checklists for the following,
- Touch and pen
- Drag and drop
- Initial app pattern ideas
This is to ensure apps work great on dual-screen devices.
For more information, visit windows.com.