In an effort to get developers to start making apps for the Surface Duo, Microsoft recently released the Surface Duo SDK for Mac users. In a tweet, Guy Merin, Microsoft’s Principal Development Manager of the Surface Duo Developer Experience Team, released the news of the Surface Duo SDK for Mac users.
Hello awesome Mac developers,
We're proud to announce our availability of #SurfaceDuo SDK for mac.
Can't wait to see what you're going to create with it.
Go check it out and give us your feedback.https://t.co/dPJnfQH9ma
— Guy Merin (@gmerin) January 27, 2020
As we previously reported, Microsoft released a preview of the Surface Duo SDK earlier this month. Merin noted in the comments of the tweet that Microsoft plans to release updates to the Surface Duo SDK to support Kotlin samples, and to release updates to the Surface Duo SDK for Mac and Windows at the same time moving forward.
It is in Microsoft’s best interest to get the Surface Duo SDK in the hands of developers as soon as possible to get them into developers’ hands prior to the release of the Surface Duo and Surface Neo to start making apps for both devices before they are released.
In theory, Microsoft providing developer access for the Surface Duo SDK on Mac will open access for developers to start creating app experiences before the device’s release near the end of 2020. Windows 10 PC and Mac users can download the Surface Duo SDK Preview here.
What are your thoughts on releasing the Surface Duo SDK on Mac? Do you think developers are more likely to create apps for the Surface Duo if the SDK is available on Mac? Let us know in the comments.