AirBnB’s Lottie Brings Animation to Apps
by Margaret Penney | September 4, 2017
AirBnB is already well-known for their smart user interface and graphic design. Now they lead the way again with Lottie, an open-source animation tool that makes creating motion graphic animations for Android, iOS, and React Native apps simple.
Animations for apps using Lottie are distinctly different than those previously seen with Flash or with any web-based motion graphic environment. It creates animations that are incredibly fluid, with no load time issues and no lag in frames (frame movements are fast and incredibly precise.)
Lottie is a work-in-progress and plans to add enhancements to the app over time, like more support for type, gradients, and images. AirBnB made Lotte open-source to ensure that it can constantly improve and reflect what people want. Lottie already has a robust community of designers and developers working on the tool.
Learn more about Lottie at https://airbnb.design/lottie/.
Download the BodyMovin plugin at GitHub https://github.com/bodymovin/bodymovin.
Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.