Use GIF in Android

Today i am going to show you how to use GIF in Android application after my recent post on use of Springy Facebook Rebound library. Everyone know about GIF(Graphics Interchange Format) which is a great way represent your thought in single image.

I see this post on my Facebook group a member Moe Ma Ka .

In previous article i showed you Top 35 Android Loading Animation which you can implement any of them in your application using GIFView library.

It is a library for playing gifs on Android. Simple android view to display gifs efficiently. You can start, pause and stop gifView. Example usages can be found in example project.

You can see demo above that how to use GIF in Android

Let come with implementation part:




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Add these lines on top-level build file

repositories {
    maven {
        url ""

On app’s build.gradle

compile 'com.github.Cutta:GifView:1.1'

Add in view

            custom:gif="@mipmap/gif1" />

Last give some functionalities

GifView gifView1 = (GifView) view.findViewById(;

That’s it. Yes it is simple to implement as you can see. Try to use this library and share with us.

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By Temitope Balogun

I lived in Akure, Nigeria and study in Federal University of Technology and I am fresher in programming language. In short i am just the captain of my soul and master of my fact...

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