Example of Animated Splash Screen in React Native

React Native Animated Splash Screen

This is an Example of an Animated Splash Screen in React Native.  The splash screen is the first screen that appears in front of the user when they interact with your application so to make an impactful impression you can create an Animated Splash Screen. This example contains the simple splash screen with some animation in which we will show the image first and then the name of the app.

If you want to explore more then you can also visit Example of Animation Splash Screen with Zoom Effect.

To Make a React Native App

Getting started with React Native will help you to know more about the way you can make a React Native project. We are going to use react-native init to make our React Native App. Assuming that you have node installed, you can use npm to install the react-native-cli command line utility. Open the terminal and go to the workspace and run

npm install -g react-native-cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X
react-native init ProjectName --version react-native@next

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.


Now Open App.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code


/*This is an Example of Animated Splash Screen*/
import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { View, Text, Image } from 'react-native';

export default class App extends Component {
  constructor() {
    this.state = {
      animating: false,
      align: 'center',
      alignsecond: false,
      () =>
        this.setState({ align: 'flex-start' }, function() {
            alignsecond: true,

  render() {
    return (
          flex: 1,
          alignItems: 'center',
          flexDirection: 'row',
          justifyContent: this.state.align,
          marginHorizontal: 40,
          style={{ width: 100, height: 100 }}
        {!this.state.alignsecond ? null : (
          <View style={{ margin: 10 }}>
              style={{ color: '#114998', fontSize: 30, fontWeight: 'bold' }}>
              About React

To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using.
cd ProjectName
To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device
react-native run-android
or on the iOS Simulator by running
react-native run-ios (macOS only).

Output Screenshots

Output in Online Emulator

This is how you can make an animated splash screen in React Native. If you have any doubts or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. There will be more posts coming soon. Stay tuned!

Hope you liked it. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Example of Animated Splash Screen in React Native”

  1. I have learnt a lot from your posts which are very useful.
    I am trying to link drawer and splash by createSwitchNavigator by following example,
    but I cannot make it.
    What I have done is to add the following codes to the drawer example:
    const SwitchNavigator = createSwitchNavigator(
    Splash: SplashScreens,
    Drawer: DrawerNavigatorExample,
    initialRouteName: ‘Splash’,

    export default createAppContainer(SwitchNavigator);

    But it just stop after the Splash, I do not what I have done wrong.

    • First of all thanks for your kind words. 🙂 It will motivate me to do more for you guys.

      Coming to your problem. Are you navigating with the right screen name?
      You can share your code of splash screen or the navigation part here. I’ll look into it.
      You can use https://snack.expo.io to share your code.


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