Tablets, Desktops, Foldables Oh My!

Kenneth Ford

Developer Advocate

Google

Kenneth is a Developer Advocate at Google where he's been working with partners to optimize their apps for foldable phones and Chrome OS.

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Abstract

With the announcement from Samsung on the new reality of foldable phones, and the growing popularity of desktop platforms such as Chrome OS and the new desktop modes being released on phones by multiple OEM’s, your app will be running in a world of new environments. It’s crucial that your developer workflow accounts for resizability, new display sizes and aspect ratios, and app-continuity for your app to be prepared to expand its reach. The days of taking the easy road with screenOrientation="portrait" are quickly ending. In this talk we’ll go over the challenges faced when looking to support Android on various platforms, and how to make sure that you’re providing a great experience on all of these form-factors. You will leave this talk with an actionable checklist that helps stabilize your app and user experience on any device.

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