Animations and transitions are one of the most beautiful elements of traditional application design.
They play a key role in communicating form changes to the user. For example, when we scroll or hit enter, we want our application to detect that these events have happened, and to show us what changed.
If we’re using traditional, static animations, we’re stuck doing this by manually updating the UI. That’s time-consuming and adds friction to interaction.
Similarly, if we’re using multiple states and states with varying states of properties, we’re stuck doing this by manually updating all the states.
React Native allows us to implement these advanced UI interactions with a powerful, declarative architecture.
In this article, we’ll show you how to achieve smooth transitions, using React Native.
What is a React Native animation?
A React Native animation is basically a react component which takes data from an underlying repository, retrieves new data and applies changes to the underlying DOM. You can think of this component as a view wrapper for an animation.
The animation is shown either in your UI or as an event handler. Each animation component has a property called transitions , which contains the basic information you need to set the animation up.
How to Create a React Native Animation
components are created using React-Native “building blocks” such as components,
prop, and any of the other “ubiquitous” components from React. The usual way to build
UI components is to start with a shape and then use a series of components to build the
edges. For example, when you create a person in React, there are some components
that need to be created to generate the left hand side, the face, the body, etc. That’s the
Make React Native Animations Without Coding
This technique is an ideal approach for creating animations without having to learn much programming. However, it requires understanding of basic animation concepts, such as blending modes, animations, buffer sizing and timing.
You can use a no-code tool like SVGator to create React Native animations the easy way. It’s friendly interface will help you create your animations with ease, and implementing them will be a piece of cake.
All you have to do is export your animation, install the vebview and embed your file to have smooth and creative animations in your mobile app.
Now it’s Your Turn
We have now looked at the different steps involved in creating a React Native animation, how to apply an animation and how to get it to display properly on an iOS or Android device. You can now experiment with the example and build your own animations!
Whatever you are working on, use this technique to make your apps more engaging and immersive. I’ve shown you how to use SVGators to create React Native animations for iOS and Android without having to write any code.