2D animations in Mobile Apps

2D animations in Mobile Apps


2D animation is getting very popular with the passage of time as 2D animation is a very popular medium to show someone’s thoughts very effectively. As this 2D create very amazing experience for the end users especially using the mobile apps.

 Main Body

In the olden days people used to think that mobile is the luxury but nowadays mobiles are the basic necessity of life, without carrying a mobile with ourselves one cannot even thin to move around because there are a lot of useful information at the palm of our hands. It is not a luxury item anymore because it serves the basic needs of our lives.

Cell phone is such a handy commodity that keeps us in touch not even with our family members but also with the people abroad very easily without any extra charges due to the presence of a number of apps installed in it. There are a lot of apps which serve the different purposes for our life daily use.

2D Animation

2D animation basically focuses on creation of characters, different story boards and beautiful backgrounds in two dimensions. It is mostly considered as the traditional and conventional animation, due to which the different figures can do movement up and down plus left and right. These figures mostly cannot move away or towards the viewer as might in the 3D animations. 2D mostly use the bitmap and vector style of graphics in the creation and edition of the animated images which is mostly created by using the different useful computers and software which includes Adobe Photoshop, After effects, Flash and the Encore. These kinds of animations are used in advertisements, television shows, websites, films and computer games.


Different types of Mobile Applications

Most of the mobile developers have set their priority for interactivity which has influenced the urge to develop the animations in the mobile app that is many motion elements have appeared. These kind of elements provide us with a feeling to interact with the real existing physical objects. Most of the time the end user is unaware of the fact that’s why they are unable to notice the animations in the apps because the apps are very easy to use as well as intuitive.

Many successful mobile apps do run the animations wherever it’s possible. There are different kinds of animations for different purposes.

The Visual feedback

It’s the kind of animation which usually reacts to the user’s gestures. This app is usually user controlled app, the user receives the visual feedback by pressing on different buttons.

The navigation

Due to this, the user mostly can navigate inside the app by using the menu with the provided list of app features. Mostly the apps have the complicated sort of structure. In this kind of case, the animation works as a visual navigator. Due to this, the user can see the picture shifting on screen by selecting the different app sections. Here the animation is used to transport the users between the navigational contexts which helps them to learn about the elements been arranged on the screen.

Displaying the changes

Various animations do serve to transform the specific elements within the app. The end user can control the app and frequently interact with the various elements within the app- from the buttons to the menu bars up to the photos and pictures plus graphics. It is quite obvious that the app elements change its view as well as functions.  For a moment, when the picture is being tapped, then the information appears on screen. If the animations are being added to indicate the changes then the users will be engaged and the adaption to the elements transformation will be enhanced.

Monitoring the App status

The end users want to control and follow all the processes that are tend to be in the app which includes uploading the document or the photos, sending different messages, playing the audio and video files and much more.  Mostly the animations demonstrate the process how it works and also to supervise the app state in the real time. It also gives the control over the every possible situation. The mobile app can look much better if the ongoing processes will present the status. The most common example would be an email app which shows the process of sending the emails off and on which is quite well demonstrated with the animation changing the numbers.

Another useful example would be of the animated app processes which are commonly known as ‘pull down to refresh’ that is mostly used in the news apps to shoes the users newsfeed updates.

Structuring the information

This type of animation allows structuring the information through the visual confirmation of the app elements.


Share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *