What is FLAnimatedImage?

FLAnimatedImage is a performant animated GIF engine for iOS:

  • Plays multiple GIFs simultaneously with a playback speed comparable to desktop browsers
  • Honors variable frame delays
  • Behaves gracefully under memory pressure
  • Eliminates delays or blocking during the first playback loop
  • Interprets the frame delays of fast GIFs the same way modern browsers do

It’s a well-tested component that powers all GIFs in Flipboard.


  • Pricing: Free
  • Resource Link: https://github.com/Flipboard/FLAnimatedImage
  • Resource Maker on Twitter: Flipboard
  • Mobile Platform Destination: iOS Apps
  • Mobile Platform Support: Native iOS
  • Programming Languages: Swift
  • iOS Versions Supported: iOS 6.0+, iOS 7.0+, iOS 8.0+, iOS 9.0+, iOS 10.0+, iOS 11.0+, iOS 12.0+
  • CocoaPods: FLAnimatedImage
  • Carthage: Flipboard/FLAnimatedImage