ExyteAnimatedTabBar 0.1.2

ExyteAnimatedTabBar 0.1.2

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Animated Tab Bar

AnimatedTabBar is a tabbar with a number of preset animations written in pure SwiftUI

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SPM Compatible Cocoapods Compatible Carthage Compatible License: MIT


  1. Add an Int to store the current selection
  2. Pass your buttons to the AnimatedTabBar using one of 2 initializers. For the first one you can pass any view type:
import AnimatedTabBar

AnimatedTabBar(selectedIndex: $selectedIndex) {

For the second one the views must have the same type, or be manually converted to AnyView

AnimatedTabBar(selectedIndex: $selectedIndex, views: [TabButton1(), TabButton2(), TabButton3()])

Required parameters

selectedIndex - binding to the current index
views - buttons to display in the tabbar

Available customizations - modifiers

use the customize closure in the popup modifier:

barColor - Color of the tabbar itself
selectedColor - Selected tab color (use template rendering for this color to be applied properly)
unselectedColor - Unselected tab color
ballColor - Ball indicator color
verticalPadding - Space from the buttons to the bar's top and bottom edges
cornerRadius - The corner radius applied to the tabbar background color
ballAnimation - Animation curve to apply to ball motion, default is .easeOut(duration: 0.6) indentAnimation - Animation curve for growing/shrinking of the indent in the tabbar
buttonsAnimation - Animation curve for applying color to tab buttons
didSelectIndex - Closure which gets called on every tab tap

ballTrajectory - Options for ball indicator animation paths:

  • parabolic - Jump to the selected button following a parabolic arc
  • teleport - Disappear and quickly re-appear above selected tab
  • straight - Slide to the selected tab

Built-in animatable tab buttons

By default tabs only have a simple color animation, but you can customize that. This library has two built-in button types you can use out-of-the-box: DropletButton and WiggleButton, and a super custom ColorButton type in the Example project. Please feel free to use them in your projects or build your own buttons on top of them.


To try the AnimatedTabBar examples:

  • Clone the repo https://github.com/exyte/AnimatedTabBar.git
  • Open terminal and run cd <AnimatedTabBarRepo>/Example/
  • Run pod install to install all dependencies
  • Run open AnimatedTabBarExample.xcworkspace/ to open the project in Xcode
  • Try it!


Swift Package Manager

dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/exyte/AnimatedTabBar.git")


To install AnimatedTabBar, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'ExyteAnimatedTabBar'


To integrate AnimatedTabBar into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your Cartfile

github "Exyte/AnimatedTabBar"


  • iOS 16+
  • Xcode 14+


Many thanks to Yeasin Arafat for their beautiful original work that we recreated with SwiftUI.

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