Animations in iOS: Tab Bar concepts

We see tab bars every day. 
They guide users inside the app, allowing them to quickly switch between different tabs. But who said mobile navigation should be boring?

Let’s explore interesting animations inside the tab bars. I focused first on the ones made for iOS platform. And mentioned several useful guides to implement animated tab bars in Swift 📚

Some of the animations are from real apps. While others — are just nice design concepts, made for inspiration.

Would you use some of them for your apps?


WeChat Tab Bar Redesign by Adrian Reznicek for PLATFORM
Animated tab bar concept by Cadabra Studio
Camera app tab bar [iPhone X edition] concept by Oleg Frolov for Magic Unicorn
Yoga App Menu Concept by Dannniel
Create a New Document Tab Bar concept by Hoang Nguyen
Fluid Tab Bar Interaction concept by Oleg Frolov
Animated Tab Bar Icons — Interface concept by Andrew McKay
Animated Tab Bar Icons — Interface concept by Andrew McKay
Tab bar icons by Dimest
Tab bar active animation by Aaron Iker, based on Valentin Tsymbaluk concept
Animated Tab Bar Icons — Interface concept and Swift implementation by Ramotion
Tab bar interaction concept by Boyang Zhang
Animated Tab Bar concept by Mauricio Bucardo
Tab bar interaction concept by Kaiseir

If you want to practice with designing or developing tab bars, these guides will help you out:

Hope you enjoyed this small inspirational peace. You can also check 30 beautiful examples of animations for iOS 🧡