Daniel Libby by the Microsoft Team has announced the latest plans to Progressive Web Apps (PWA). For the latest Generation devices with dual-Screen PWAs to set new standards. Currently, a Call for Early Developers to be running on a standard model of this technology to participate.
Daniel Libby from the Microsoft core team is presented in the Microsoft-internal BlinkOn-11-conference at the end of November, the current plans for the future functionality of Dual-Screen devices. Progressive Web Apps (PWA) as the technology in focus. Windows 10 and the new Edge Browser should, by default, to support PWAs.
Wanted: a standard model for the technology of Dual-Screen devices
Microsoft has Call for Developers proclaimed, and to charge developers as a „Early Adopters“ a, together with a Standard model for the technology of Dual-Screen developing devices. The focal point is the functionality of websites and Apps on devices of the latest foldable Generation, the so-called „Foldables“. The APIs in this common model should be tailored to the specific operating system (Windows and Android).
Progressive Web Apps are websites and / or Apps, you are opened up to how native Apps behave, even if in the Browser. The PWA technology to create web applications specifically for mobile devices. a pioneer in the PWA-development first was Google, are in future to be a Progressive Web Apps an integral part of the Microsoft universe. Microsoft sees the Web as the platform of first choice in the future Dual-Screen-address devices. The technology for Dual-Screen devices, for example, the upcoming Surface with Windows 10X (Surface Neo, Surface Duo, Surface Pro X) should be developed PWA fit. Microsoft turned his Web application Outlook.com and Outlook on the Web in a PWA.
PWA and Spanning to push the technology of „Foldable“
The current project is referred to internally as a „Dual Screen Enlightenment for the Web“ and is linked to plans, the Microsoft already around two years ago announced had. Now the advancement of technology, progressive Web Apps (PWA), moves again to the centre. The metaphor of „Enlightenment“ outlining the company has two concerns: the user should in the future have a compelling App - and Web-experience on foldable devices with two screens. If necessary, Apps of the new Generation should be able to split. As a result, the new technology will usher in an era of change: devices with two screens that are currently announced from Microsoft and other manufacturers as a new class.
a Microsoft spokesperson Libby announced the first Details: The new flowing modality of Apps that can be stretched between the two Screens, should be called „Spanning“. So, as Microsoft is pushing for the development of PWAs specifically for Dual-Screen devices and new standards to set, should also be Windows 10 X specifically for this class of device-optimised version of the Windows operating system, and for other manufacturers is open. The PWA technology in conjunction with Windows 10, X could also be for foldable devices from other manufacturers leading the way: manufacturer like Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo planning to launch in 2020, also devices with Dual-Screen on the market.
Early Access for Dual-Screen Developers
Daniel Libby's presentation followed by a question and answer session was recorded during the BlinkOn-11-conference live, the video recording is in the network. The APIs for foldable devices can be viewed on GitHub. Anyone who wants to work as a developer, you can immediately apply: for More information on the Dual-Screen-Developer-project and to the terms and modalities to find interested developers in the blog post by Kevin Gallo, the Corporate Vice President of the Windows Developer platform. A a practical introduction to the topic of PWA and contribute to PWA-offline mode you will find here entwickler.de.the