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Well-designed animation makes a UI feel intuitive, contributes to the look and feel of a polished app, and improves the user experience. Flutter’s animation support makes it easy to implement simple and complex animations. The Flutter SDK includes many Material Design widgets that include standard motion effects and you can easily customize these effects to personalize your app.

In React Native, Animated APIs are used to create animations.

In Flutter, use the Animation class and the AnimationController class. Animation is an abstract class that understands its current value and its state (completed or dismissed). The AnimationController class lets you play an animation forward or in reverse, or stop animation and set the animation to a specific value to customize the motion.

How do I add a simple fade-in animation?

In the React Native example below, an animated component, FadeInView is created using the Animated API. The initial opacity state, final state, and the duration over which the transition occurs are defined. The animation component is added inside the Animated component, the opacity state fadeAnim is mapped to the opacity of the Text component that we want to animate, and then, start() is called to start the animation.

// React Native
class FadeInView extends React.Component {
  state = {
    fadeAnim: new Animated.Value(0) // Initial value for opacity: 0
  componentDidMount() {
    Animated.timing(this.state.fadeAnim, {
      toValue: 1,
      duration: 10000
  render() {
    return (
      <Animated.View style={{, opacity: this.state.fadeAnim }} >
  <Text> Fading in </Text>

To create the same animation in Flutter, create an AnimationController object named controller and specify the duration. By default, an AnimationController linearly produces values that range from 0.0 to 1.0, during a given duration. The animation controller generates a new value whenever the device running your app is ready to display a new frame. Typically, this rate is around 60 values per second.

When defining an AnimationController, you must pass in a vsync object. The presence of vsync prevents offscreen animations from consuming unnecessary resources. You can use your stateful object as the vsync by adding TickerProviderStateMixin to the class definition. An AnimationController needs a TickerProvider, which is configured using the vsync argument on the constructor.

A Tween describes the interpolation between a beginning and ending value or the mapping from an input range to an output range. To use a Tween object with an animation, call the Tween object’s animate method and pass it the Animation object that you want to modify.

For this example, a FadeTransition widget is used and the opacity property is mapped to the animation object.

To start the animation, use controller.forward(). Other operations can also be performed using the controller such as fling() or repeat(). For this example, the FlutterLogo widget is used inside the FadeTransition widget.

// Flutter
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(Center(child: LogoFade()));

class LogoFade extends StatefulWidget {
  _LogoFadeState createState() => _LogoFadeState();

class _LogoFadeState extends State<LogoFade> with TickerProviderStateMixin {
  Animation animation;
  AnimationController controller;

  initState() {
    controller = AnimationController(
        duration: const Duration(milliseconds: 3000), vsync: this);
    final CurvedAnimation curve =
    CurvedAnimation(parent: controller, curve: Curves.easeIn);
    animation = Tween(begin: 0.0, end: 1.0).animate(curve);

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return FadeTransition(
      opacity: animation,
      child: Container(
        height: 300.0,
        width: 300.0,
        child: FlutterLogo(),

  dispose() {



How do I add swipe animation to cards?

In React Native, either the PanResponder or third-party libraries are used for swipe animation.

In Flutter, to add a swipe animation, use the Dismissible widget and nest the child widgets.

child: Dismissible(
  key: key,
  onDismissed: (DismissDirection dir) {
  child: Container(



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