Posted by Maru Ahues Bouza, Director, Android Developer Relations
Final month at Google I/O, we introduced that Pixel Pill and Pixel Fold are becoming a member of our Pixel household of units, and this month, as shoppers buy them, they’re opening them up and downloading their favourite apps, together with maybe…yours!
We’ve been strolling you thru quite a lot of optimizations you may make in order that your app appears nice on giant screens, nevertheless it boils down to 3 necessary design ideas to benefit from the additional display screen house on giant display screen Android units:
- Two-pane layouts show content material throughout two columns, exhibiting you extra content material throughout the unfolded, bigger display screen, and means that you can do extra with out additional faucets or shedding context
- App continuity on foldable telephones ensures apps simply transition from folded to unfolded orientations
- Responsive layouts resize content material and controls because the display screen measurement modifications, equivalent to while you use two apps in split-screen mode
Over 50+ Google apps, and lots of of your different favourite apps have already made the optimizations; we rounded up a few of our favorites, like how the workforce at LINE adapts to a two-pane format, or how Peloton optimized their app for bigger screens, together with a brand new design for foldable telephones in tabletop mode. It’s a good time to put money into optimizing for big screens; in actual fact, nice giant display screen apps will probably be featured and ranked larger in suggestions in Play.
A few of the newest sources that can assist you get began for big screens
For the previous few weeks, we’ve been diving into the world of enormous screens with posts that can assist you get probably the most out of those units together with your apps, together with most of the newest updates from this yr’s Google I/O. Right here’s a round-up of a few of the posts:
That is only a style of the supplies we now have that can assist you get your apps prepared for big screens, and there’s much more right here. Nonetheless need extra? We’d love to listen to how we may help. We will’t wait to see how nice your apps look on Pixel Pill and Pixel Fold!