27 Controlling Animations

The word animation is derived from a Latin word that means the act of bringing to life. Animations are what bring your applications to life, and when used appropriately, they can guide your users through a course of actions, orient them, and overall create a delightful experience.

In this chapter, you will use a variety of animation techniques to animate various views in the HypnoNerd application.

Basic Animations

Animations are a great way to add an extra layer of polish to any application; games are not the only type of application to benefit from animations. Animations can smoothly bring interface elements on screen or into focus, they can draw the user’s attention to an actionable item, ...

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