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Surface Duo Gets Microsoft Garage Sketch 360 Application

Sketch 360 is making the journey from Windows 10 to Android for the Surface Duo and other smartphones on the platform.


While the Garage division can be hit and miss with successes, when a new idea lands it's usually a good one. We can file Sketch 360 under wins. This is a design app that has been relatively popular on . Now, Microsoft is bringing the tool to the new smartphone.

As you may guess from the name, Sketch 360 is a digital design tool that allows users to quickly take notes of ideas for 3D spaces. The app takes those drawings and projects them inside a sphere, with the user in the center. In this space, users can test concepts before heading to a full model.

Microsoft's Michael Scherotter, who developed the app as a “passion project” confirmed its availability on the Play Store. Below is the company's description of the app:

“Whether you are an architect, a VR designer, an urban sketcher, a 3D game designer or a 360 video producer, you can easily construct an accurate sketch from a single viewpoint that's easily shareable online using Sketch 360.”

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Of course, the dual screens of the Surface Duo make it a perfect device for apps like this. Microsoft says Sketch 360 is fully optimized for its new smartphone. This means it reads the pressure-sensitive Surface Pen as it would on a touch-screen laptop.

More interestingly, the app will also function on any other Android smartphone. Users can download Sketch 360 for Surface Duo on Android at the Google Play Store here.

Microsoft has been shipping the Surface Duo smartphone since earlier this month, although only to customers in the United States. Reviews have been mixed for the $1,399 handset, with most agreeing it's amazing hardware, average performance, and very much a first-gen product.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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