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Simple shimmering effect in React Native. Based on Shimmer.



$ yarn add react-native-shimmer

Option: With react-native link

$ react-native link react-native-shimmer

Option: Manually

Add ios/RNShimmer.xcodeproj to Libraries and add libRNShimmer.a to Link Binary With Libraries under Build Phases. More info and screenshots about how to do this is available in the React Native documentation.

Option: With CocoaPods

Add the following to your Podfile and run pod update:

pod 'react-native-shimmer', :path => 'node_modules/react-native-shimmer'


NOTE: Shimmer may only have one child and currently doesn't work with View.

import Shimmer from 'react-native-shimmer';


Prop Description Default
animating Wether or not to show shimmering effect. true
direction The direction of shimmering animation, valid values are up, down, left, right. right
pauseDuration The time interval between shimmerings in milliseconds. 400
animationOpacity The opacity of the content while it is shimmering. 0.5
opacity The opacity of the content before it is shimmering. 1
speed The speed of shimmering, in points per second. 230
highlightLength The highlight length of shimmering. Range of 0–1. 1
beginFadeDuration The duration of the fade used when shimmer begins. 0.1
endFadeDuration The duration of the fade used when shimmer ends. 0.3


MIT License. Shimmer is under BSD license. © Joel Arvidsson 2016-now