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What Google Learned About Smooth Animation in iOS Apps

Animation is important! With just a few moving objects, you can convey complicated relationships between views or completely separate view controllers. But animation is also hard! Okay, maybe some animation is easy. But when it comes to animation that’s smooth and jank-free, can respond to your users actions, and is easy to debug, it’s harder than you might think. Come learn about some of the problems Google apps encountered when trying to add more animations to their apps, and how they were able to address many of these issues with a set of open source tools.

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This talk was delivered live in June 2017 at AltConf. The video was recorded, produced, and transcribed by Realm, and is published here with the permission of the conference organizers.

Jeff Verkoeyen

Material iOS engineering lead @Google. Pixel Heart, Google Maps iOS (v1), Nimbus, Three20, Facebook iOS, Waterloo.

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