This article is all about UI mobile app animations!

Below is our list of 30 animated examples of UI mobile app animations that will surely inspire you to do the same next time you present your app concept to your client.

1.Speedcam App Animation by Jakub Antalík for Sygic.com

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This speedcam app in GIF is simply impressive

Undeniably, Jakub Antalik has successfully presented his speedcam app in action in this GIF. Its nice colors and smooth animation simply make it impressive. Jakub Antalik created it in After Effect, imported it in Photoshop, and exported it as a GIF.

2.Designer Screen GIF-Animation by Sergey Valiukh for Tubik Studio

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This GIF image is simply awesome

This mobile app design by Sergey Valiukh is simply awesome! You can’t help being in awe with his concept and approach.

3. Gif Animation of Template Gallery by Sergey Valiukh for Tubik Studio

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This GIF app is another work of Sergey Valiukh

This is another bang-up work of Sergey Valiukh. This animation for a user profile gallery slider simply rocks!

4.Weather Rebound by Chris Slowik

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How you view weather will never be the same with this app

What an impressive weather app, without question. Kudos to Chris Slowik for this awesome work! Chris Slowik removed its current weather icon from the ‘window’, hence, you can’t see an icon when you look at it.

5. Curl by Nicolas Girard

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If this app won’t get you to exercise, what would?

Health buffs out there may say that the model in the app’s GIF displays a wrong form for bicep curls. But, hey, there is no questioning that this app concept is simply awesome! Nicolas used 3DSMax for the armband module and did everything else using After Effects.

6. GIF – Workflow Payment by Barthelemy Chalvet for AgenceMe

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Welcome to content that moves!

If you are not a fan of content that moves when the screen is rolled, then you may think that this app is not cool at all. However, if you have no problem with such, you’ll surely agree that this work of Barthelemy Chalvet is awesome. Its animations are really nice, appearing undeniably fluid and fast. The GIF focuses on a payment procedure that does not only look neat but handy, too.

7.FaceScan App by George Frigo

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Get the latest information about your favorite celebrity just by scanning their photo

This animation only lasts for 12 seconds. Nonetheless, it is already pretty obvious what it is all about. This concept formed from George Frigo’s desire to establish a similar application that makes it possible for Internet users to obtain information by using a photo of a person, whether he’s a celebrity or just an ordinary citizen.

8.WIP Discover Music app by Alexander van Ravestyn

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Discover music in an interactive way with WIP Discover

As its name suggests, it is pretty obvious what Alexander van Ravestyn wants to direct users’ attention towards the process of navigating: a slickly designed screen with a music player. This IOS app focuses on discovering music in a rather interactive way. There is no denying that it is simply awesome.

9.Walkthrough Animation by Devin Ruppert

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Walkthrough has a series of dynamic slides and buttons

The GIF of Walkthrough by Devin Ruppert highlights a welcome screen featuring a slider with numerous dynamic slides and a panel featuring login buttons. Everything about this app is brought to life so that what you can expect from this app can be effectively showcased. Great work!

10. Interaction Overview by Mihnea Zamfir

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An app that is designed to make life simple

Despite being concise, there is no denying that this animation is effective in showing a client a simple procedure of adding and deleting entries from a card directory. Now, talk about simplicity, beauty, and efficacy all rolled into one!

11. Delete Task and Assign Task to Your Teammate in Action by Tobs

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Never miss a task with this app

The GIF is targeted at demonstrating swipe technique in action that is not only common but effective, too. The whole thing simply looks alive, conventional, and engaging! What a great way, indeed, to delete and assign a task to a teammate in action. The animation was done in After Effect as well.

12. Menu Interaction GIF by Ben Dunn

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A stylish app with a stylish design

This work by Ben Dunn, without question, is an impressive tool for showcasing the appeal of a standard menu in action, sliding out from the left side elegantly as it presents the important links. Don’t you just love the way how icons pop up from the left side?

13. Abracadabra App by Sergey Valiukh for Tubik Studio

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The animation might seem complicated but you can’t deny the awesome design of this app

Although there are some who have criticized this particular work for having an animation that seems complicated, it just can’t be denied that this another work of Sergey Valiukh is just as awesome as the other apps he has created. The menu idea is simply great, especially how it folds.

14. Showtime App by Luft

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Want to know where the hottest place in town is? Showtime will lead you

This app by Luft is the most ideal for the weekend nocturnal creatures who are constantly in the lookout for a nice place to paint the town red. The only problem about this app is its right button color which makes it less readable. With this app, it’s show time, indeed!

15. iOS 7 Animation by Fabio Basile

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A fun and fancy app for iOS 7

This app is, obviously, a result of the freedom of Fabio Basile to have fun with animations and fancy interactions. Without question, this is way better than those horrid settings trays that people use.

16. Life Minimal App by Budi Tanrim

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Hard work resulted in an impressive app

This app by Budi Tanrim is one great example of an app with impressive transitions and visualization. With the help of PSD, After Effect, and 12 grueling hours of hard work, this animation came into existence.

17. Weather by BeardChicken

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Weather lives up to its name and the animation makes it even more interesting

Is the weather outside frightful? Well, just imagine how fun and easy and checking the weather will be with this weather app by BeardChicken. This work is simply elegant!

18. Account by Barthelemy Chalvet for AgenceMe

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Awesome transitions – that is how you describe this app

You can’t help but admire the transitions of this app, although some people think that it gives them motion sickness. Others observed, though, that the text is too small. Whatever your take on this is, there is no denying that it simply looks awesome!

19. Work Page by Barthelemy Chalvet for AgenceMe

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A neat app with impressive animation

Another app with great animation. Its colors and font are simply spot on. It may look minimal, but it’s definitely looking neat! This is another animation made possible with the use of After Effect.

20. Covert Inbox by Creativedash

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This app puts Photoshop CS6 to good use

This app clearly demonstrates what happens when you are tapping on something and you get a new message. Its animations and details are simply incredible.The GIF was created with the use of Photoshop CS6.

21. Soccer Analytics by Monterosa

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Keeping up with the latest news in soccer is much more fun with this app

This app by Monterosa is a must-have for every soccer aficionado. The graphics are awesome and the animation is simply amazing.

22. Tour by Mark Geyer for Salesforce UX D

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Discover your pace without an y pressure with this app

This is an onboarding tour concept for Salesforce1. The users would be able to swipe through the tour at the pace of their choice before diving into the app. The animations are just as impressive with the other apps listed on this list.

23. Loading Animation by Nicolas Girard

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This is an Iron Man-ispired app

Mind blowing animations that simply awe. Nicolas created it for Commongood.TV. Iron man-inspired? Hmmm…

24. Photo Navigation Concept by Chapps

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Save, retrieve, and access images easily with this app

This app is based on the concept that, in just a few clicks, the user can already get the necessary images that have been added and tagged earlier. With just one touch, you can choose the category that you want or need. The whole process is reminiscent of an image search on a desktop, only it is done in a mobile device.

25. Fiche Workflow Payment by Barthelemy Chalvet for AgenceMe

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A great concept fo a payment card

This is definitely a gorgeous app. A great concept for a payment card, indeed!

26. Map Pin Bubble by Ben Cline for RALLY

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A map app with a refreshing design and concept

Oh, the secondary bubble simply look slick. Commenters refer to it as ‘design with life’, thanks to its riveting animation. This app makes use of Map Box API. Without question, it is a refreshingly unique approach to iOS map callouts.

27. Menu (Animation) by Nest

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Neat and simple – that is what this app is all about

You’ll surely love the neatness and simplicity of this app. Its transitions are simply awesome. Everything about this app is done in AE.

28. First Shot by Plady

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The design and color palette used in this app shout simplicity and fun

Another app that oozes not only with an impressive concept but great animation, too. Now, can you imagine how exciting Dribbble can even become if it adapted this concept? Plady used Photoshop for this great work.

29. Exercise Screen by Vitaly Rubtsov for Yalantis

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Workout tracking becomes easy with this app concept

Are you a health buff? Then, this app concept will surely be in your good graces. This GIF showcases a little of its set interaction. Hopefully, this concept can be fully actualized as it can surely make workout tracking a piece of cake. Just be careful, though: you might end up spending more time playing with it than exercising!

30. Animated Sliding Tab Bar by Virgil Pana

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There’s no denying that the 3D fold effect of this app is simply awesome

This concept is simply smart as it can be of help on devices that have small screen size. Its drag handler is close to the edge of the screen for the bounding box because the action is limited. Nonetheless, the 3D fold effect is just cool, isn’t it?

Conclusion

Both UI and UX developers have recognized the importance of animated pictures in presenting their ideas that are a result of their painstaking work and inherent artistry. With GIF animations, the usually irritating and time-consuming procedure of explaining to clients can be averted.

No matter how wonderful the screenshots of app concepts are, only short and fully animated GIFs can convey and demonstrate the interaction between all of the vital components in a more alive manner.

Written by Vincent Alocada

8 Comments

  1. Thanks for compiling such a great list!

    I must say I really like number 11 and 19.
    I’m not very good at creating animations so I tend to try and show working functionality from the get go. I guess animations help when you’re short for time.

    Thanks again!

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  2. Great stuff, number 22 in particular. Really love how every detail is displayed easily for the viewer. Also, awesome work on nr 16.

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    1. Hi Jonas,

      Glad to hear that

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  3. Another great compilation. I’ve been saving stuff like these on Behance and Dribbble as my point of reference for creating gifs.

    Peter, After Effects is a nice tool for creating prototypes like these.

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  4. Superb Animations Gif File. But I am using Photoshop CS6 I am creating Animation Banners as well. Can You Tell me How to Do this. Thanks

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  5. Hi
    I Like the GIF 9.Walkthrough Animation by Devin Ruppert
    Can you help me create a GIF to highlight & welcome screen featuring a slider with dynamic slides, so that what the visitors can expect from this app/website can be effectively showcased.

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  6. Great ..looks very amazing. But how did they do this, i mean, you might habe many many layers if you do it in photoshop .. or maybe in After Effects and save as gif?

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