Microsoft today announced the launch of a preview SDK for surface duo dual screen devices so developers can learn how to create a new experience. In the next few weeks, the company will also release a preview SDK for windows 10 dual screen devices.In addition, the software giant announced a new web standards proposal to allow web developers to create a two screen experience for websites and progressive Web Applications (PWA) that run on Android and windows 10x.
The Surface Duo Preview SDK includes the following:
(1) Supports native Java APIs developed by SurfaceDuo on dual screens, such as DisplayMask APIs, and new features such as hinge angle sensors.
(2) Integrated Android simulator with surface duo preview image: even without physical device, the application can be tested. The simulator supports pose, gesture, hinge angle, double screen seam simulation and other features, and more functions will be added in the future.
(3) Usage requirements: Android studio and Android emulator are required.
(1) It provides a native dual screen windows development API to support Windows 10x applications and hinge position detection across two screens.
(2) Providing Microsoft Elevator's official Hyper-V dual-screen simulator for easy deployment of existing UWP and Win32 applications and testing in single-screen and dual-screen schemes.
Finally, a new web standard for dual screen devices:
(2) Double screen filling: with the advancement of web standard, Microsoft hopes to explore the double screen development environment and write code through Polyfill.
(3) The Microsoft Edge browser provides out-of-the-box progressive Web applications (WPA) support that can be installed directly from Windows 10X and Android platforms, supporting the same dual-screen layout features and related tools as the browser.
For more details, please wait patiently for the Microsoft 365 Developer Day event on Tuesday, February 11, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time.