Latest 1.0
License MIT
Platforms ios 11.0

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To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first. Alternatively, run pod try LiveTabBar from the terminal.

Name Tab Bar Demo Badge Demo
Spring LiveTabBar LiveTabBar
Bounce LiveTabBar LiveTabBar
Wobble LiveTabBar LiveTabBar
Spin LiveTabBar LiveTabBar


LiveTabBar is an easy way to spruce up tabbed iOS applications. It offers a simple interface built on top of UIKit for animating tab bar items and item badges. The library uses Core Animation (CAAnimation) and provides a set of default animations, but you can create your own so long as they conform to CAAnimation.

This library was made for subtle tab bar enhancements. If you are looking for complete flexibility, check out ESTabBarController which implements a custom tab bar system.


Tab Controller

Use LiveTabBarController in place of UITabBarController, supplying a tab animation. It subclasses UITabBarController and the interface has not been restricted or modified. From there, add your tabs and controllers as normal!

let tabController = LiveTabBarController(tabItemAnimation: DefaultAnimation.spin)
tabController.viewControllers = [...

self.window?.rootViewController = UINavigationController(rootViewController: tabController)


For a simpler interface, the live badges are implemented as an extension to UITabBarController and can be presented & dismissed without redundant casting. For example:

self.tabBarController?.setLiveBadge(tabPageIndex: 0, value: "1", backgroundColor: .red,
                                    animation: DefaultAnimation.wobble) // present

self.tabBarController?.dismissLiveBadge(tabPageIndex: self.tabPageIndex, fadeDuration: 0.25) // dismiss


LiveTabBar is available through CocoaPods. To install
it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'LiveTabBar'


LiveTabBar is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

Latest podspec

    "name": "LiveTabBar",
    "version": "1.0",
    "summary": "Animated tab bar items and badges for iOS apps",
    "description": "LiveTabBarController can be used in place of UITabBarController to set and configure animated tab bar items and badge appearances.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    "authors": {
        "cewpur": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "1.0"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "11.0"
    "source_files": "Classes/**/*.swift",
    "swift_version": "4.1"

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