React Native Animations

React.Animated I recently had to create some animations in React Native. Their animation library is relatively new and not fully documented yet. I had a hard time learning the API, so I am going to document what I've learned so you can have another resource in your learning process. React.Animated is one of React Native's two animation systems. The other is React.LayoutAnimation. I will only be covering the former in this post. How I Understand it React.Animated works similar to how CSS transition animations works. It…

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My First Baby is an Ugly One

I've wanted to release an iOS app ever since my freshman year as a Computer Science undergraduate. I think everyone in the computer science field wanted to release an app or game, at some point in their career. I never created a meaningful iOS app during my undergraduate career. I was generally lazy, intimidated by the amount of learning involved, and believed that all of my ideas weren't worth the effort. On May 29th, 2015, my game Ludemus became available on the iOS App Store. The journey to releasing this…

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