Four years ago, we set out to build the best Jira Cloud experience on the go with our mobile app. It’s been a huge success, and many customers have shared how much they like its speed and ease of use. Five-star reviews on the Google Play Store describe an experience that provides a “fast and easy way to check on the board, and get notified on activities” with “exceptionally good interface and functionality” and “so many features from the desktop version.”

When Microsoft Surface presented its vision for the next generation of mobile devices last year, we saw an opportunity to give customers more power and productivity options. We saw elegant, robust, dual-screen devices as a glimpse into the future of mobile-first productivity.

We want Jira users to be the first people to experience this, so we’ve teamed up with Microsoft to bring Jira Cloud to the Surface Duo, representing the first generation of dual-screen applications.

More power and productivity in the palm of your hand

The dual screens give you the perfect mix of power and flexibility. Do Jira your way – single or dual screen, portrait or landscape layout.

With the device folded, completing small tasks on one screen is simple: check your notifications, reply to comments, and update issues. When you need more context, unfold the dual screens; heavier tasks like refining your backlog, analyzing reports, monitoring roadmaps, and preparing releases are all easier with two screens. When you’re working in your home office, set the dual-screen device next to your workstation. Track work, get notified of changes, and respond quickly to Jira comments or requests while you get things done.

We’ve optimized the Jira user interface to work well for both single and dual screens. When in dual-screen mode, Jira’s global navigation remains on one screen, giving you constant, easy access to your top-most tasks. Depending on what you’re doing, the content extends (board or roadmap, for example) or shows two different views (queue and issues, for example). When you don’t need an expanded view, you can revert back to the usual single-screen Jira mobile experience for multitasking with another app, or fold the device to be used like a traditional smartphone.

Extending Jira from one screen to two screens and moving issues on the board

Seamlessly multitask side by side with Jira

With dual screens, multitasking is easier than ever. Gone are the days of having to jump in and out of Jira while coordinating with other mobile applications; the Duo’s dual screens accommodate Jira on one screen and another application open on the other. Easily share context from one app to another easily.

Need to chase up a Jira issue? With Jira and Outlook open concurrently, you can drag and drop the issue from the board straight into your email and send it off in seconds. Need a quick meeting with your team? With Jira and Microsoft Teams open side-by-side, complete your standup or kick-off meetings alongside your team’s backlog, board, or queue – wherever, whenever. Share your screen to give more context when you’re talking to team members. Need more information about the work? Pull up Jira alongside Confluence so every time you tap on a linked page from Jira or tap on a linked issue from Confluence, you won’t ever need to switch apps back and forth ever again.

Gone too is the need to wrangle heavy workstations or spotty wifi connections. Instead, do more from anywhere, anytime – multitask more naturally with either one screen or two.

Drag and drop Jira issues straight into Outlook and video call your team with ease

Fully integrated with Android OS on Surface Duo

The collaboration between the Surface team and the Jira Android team allowed us to bring the Jira mobile and tablet experience to the Android-based Surface Duo. With the same underlying Android codebase, we retained the same snappy experience and ease of use, but with added flexibility in the way you can use Jira.

Explore your favorite Android OS features like deep links, push notifications, do not disturb controls, and dark mode in single-screen and dual-screen scenarios. Use Jira Cloud with all the native Android features you’d expect alongside all your favorite Android apps.

Download the Jira Cloud app

Whether it’s dual screens, foldable screens, tablets, large screens, or single screens, the Jira Cloud mobile app adapts to you. Download the Jira Cloud app on the Surface Duo (or any Android or iOS device) today.

Bringing Jira Cloud to the Surface Duo