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Resizable Apps & Multi-Window Support in Android

Mar 30 2021 · Video Course (25 mins) · Advanced

This course will show you how to make your apps resizable and in turn support the multi-window mode in Android. Using this approach, you’ll allow your users to multi-task by using multiple apps at the same time.


  • Kotlin 1.4, Android 11, Android Studio 4

Resizable Apps & Multi-Window Support in Android

Explore the multi-window mode in Android and why it’s useful to users.


Learn about the app project you’ll work on, what its structure is and how to set it up.


Start by enabling the resizable app feature in the Android Manifest, and exploring how to use the multi-window mode.


Learn how to observe multi-window configuration changes and where to receive updates when the user resizes their app.


After implementing lifecycle handling for the multi-window mode, find out how to check if your Activity is in MWM.


Learn how to launch new activities in multi-window mode and run multiple parts of your app at the same time.


Implement Drag & Drop support from the Android API, to enable data sharing between different screens.


Finish implementing the Drag & Drop support, by enabling global data drop feature of the API in another app.


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Who is this for?

This course is for professional Android developers who are looking to enable multi-window support for their apps. Using multi-window support, you can run multiple applications at the same time, allowing your users to multi-task and be more productive.

Covered concepts

  • Resizable Apps
  • Multi-Window Support
  • Split-Screen/Freeform Mode
  • Multi-Winow Mode Lifecycle
  • Configuration Changes
  • Reactive Data Flow
  • Starting Activities in Multi-Window Mode