Microsoft Updated the Surface Duo Emulator app in other to spread inspiration to app makers. This Emulator is expected to include new samples in other to help the developers bring their different ideas to life. Showcasing the Emulator’s code and the final design of a variety of programs. The samples would show us how the apps can be further optimized in other to make to understand how to make use of the surface Duo’s features.
Updated Surface Duo Emulator
The samples have been designed to aid the developers in understanding how to effectively make use of the surface Duo’s two screens, make use of samples like TwoNote (a dual-screen nod to the popular OneNote app) and photo Editor in other to show how the app’s user interface can be separated across both displays.
Hopefully, this would lead to better apps appearing for the dual-screen phone. Developers would also come up with interesting examples on how to implement pen support and widgets that includes an RSS feed, and how to make drag and drop of the content enabled from other application. The sample list can be found in Microsoft’s developer update, with the code for the apps that is available on GitHub.
New Design Tools
To add to the sample apps, all the app makers that are making use of the surface Duo emulator would also be able to gain access to the latest Design kit features. the latest versions is accommodated with the new device frame assets to aid developers in designing dual-screen apps, and design guidance.
The surface Duo SDK also happens to have a few minor tweaks and fixes for the recycler view rotation issue, and a surfaceduolayout bug that is related to making use of it inside an activity in span mode.
With this update, creating apps would be a lot easier for developers who take advantage of the surface Duo’s dual screens. This new innovative handset is very expensive, so having a much larger variety of apps to justify the second screen and the very large price tag could lead to convincing the potential customers in other to give it a whirl.
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