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Nikitin Nikita
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The Power of Shimmering Animation Placeholders in Mobile Apps

In the fast-paced, competitive world of mobile applications, user experience plays a crucial role in determining the success of an app. One such approach gaining popularity is the use of shimmering animation placeholders. Unlike the traditional approach of displaying nothing (blank screen) 🤷‍♂️ or a simple spinner during content loading 😵‍💫, shimmering animations provide a visually appealing and dynamic alternative. So, what are the main reasons to use them?

  • Visual Engagement:
Shimmering animations captivate users with a subtle, graceful movement that indicates ongoing activity. Unlike static placeholders or monotonous spinners, shimmering animations provide a visually engaging experience, assuring users that something exciting is happening in the background.

  • Contextual Feedback:
The dynamic nature of shimmering animations serves as a contextual cue, indicating to users that content is loading. This provides a clear and positive feedback loop, preventing users from feeling lost or impatient. It helps manage user expectations and encourages them to wait for the content to load.

  • Enhanced Perceived Performance:
Perception is key in user experience. Shimmering animations create an illusion of speed and efficiency, making the app feel faster and more responsive.

In conclusion, shimmering animations enhance mobile app loading experiences. I've developed a Swift library to effortlessly integrate these animations into SwiftUI, ensuring a polished and engaging user interface. Small details like this contribute significantly to overall user satisfaction. Check it out!

P.S. I would appreciate if you put a star :) That's my first library :)

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