MotionLayout & RecyclerView

Jason Pearson

Principal Android Engineer


One of the first and easiest things we do as Android Developers is rendering a list of items. Commonly, one of the hardest things we do next is trying to animate items in that list in a variety of ways.

Ever since Hoford & Roard showcased the possibility of animating a RecyclerView with MotionLayout a lot of people have wondered how to actually implement it. I'll be showcasing how my work has evolved in the past year in this specific vein, the issues I encountered, and new routes forward.

Jason Pearson is a polyglot who first worked as a backend engineer for years before finding his love for all things Android at Hinge. He actively cultivates innovation and collaboration between product, design, and engineering to deliver the best experience possible.

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