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Building a Customizable Animated Skeleton Loader in React Native


Kadi Kraman
29m closed-captioning
6 lessons
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A skeleton loader is a popular UI pattern for loading screens: instead of a spinner, we show static or an animated placeholder for the information that is still loading.

In this course, we go through 3 instrumental libraries for React Native - Linear Gradient, Masked View, and Reanimated 2 - and in the end, we use them in tandem to build a Skeleton Loader.

Linear Gradient Expo | Pure React Native

Masked View Expo | Pure React Native

Reanimated 2 Expo | Pure React Native

This course is built using an iOS simulator on plain React Native. Still, it will work on Expo and Android (you'll need to follow the relevant installation instructions available in the documentation).

The finished code for the skeleton loader (last 2 lessons) is available on Expo Snack.

What you'll learn:

  • Linear Gradient
  • Masked View
  • Reanimated 2
  • Implement Animated Styles

Course Content

29m • 6 lessons

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