As 2020 moves nearer, we’re likewise gradually approaching the introduction of dual screen gadgets from Microsoft and others. Presently that the Surface Duo and Surface Neo have been uncovered, the organization’s subsequent stage is to assist developers with preparing their software for the new gadgets. While more profound subtleties should hold up until right on time one year from now, the message sent to developers by means of a blog entry is that present applications (on Android and Windows 10X) will work without requiring new devices and overhauls. The blog post reads,
“For native app developers, our goal is to develop a common model layered onto existing platform-specific tools and frameworks for Windows and Android. Of course, APIs to access this model will be tailored to the developer platform for each operating system. For example, you can use APIs to enhance your apps to use dual-screen capabilities and features like the 360-degree hinge. Web will continue to follow the standards-based model. And we are committed to building the right web standards and APIs to allow web developers to take advantage of cross-platform dual-screen capabilities. Web developers can use the browser or web-based app model of their choosing to take advantage of these capabilities.”
To the extent making applications that can exploit new capacities exhibited by these convertible gadgets, the thought is for a “common model” that overlays either Windows or Android. We’ll need to sit back and watch what that resembles practically speaking, yet with both the Duo and Neo planned to land in the Christmas season one year from now, ideally, developers have sufficient opportunity to make sense of what works – and what doesn’t – before they go at a sale.