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A Swift library for animating labels and text fields

Version License Platform Swift 4



Simply copy the QuickTicker.Swift file to your project (it is located in QuickTicker > Classes)


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

pod 'QuickTicker'


  • Simple syntax similar to UIView's animate methods
  • It works even if there is text mixed in with numbers in the same label. Text remains intact while the digits get animated!
  • Works on both UILabels and UITextFields, and accepts any Numeric value (no need to type cast or convert)
  • Completion handler lets you safely queue-up actions following the animation
  • You can optionally specify animation curves and decimal points for the label
  • Completely safe to destroy or deallocate your label mid-animation, no strong reference is kept
  • Unit tested and checked for memory leaks

Quick Functions

You can get started with a simple one line function call

QuickTicker.animate(label: textLabel, toEndValue: 250)

The default duration is 2 seconds, but that can be easily changed

QuickTicker.animate(label: textLabel, toEndValue: 250, duration: 4.3)

You can also specify the animation curve

QuickTicker.animate(label: textLabel, toEndValue: 250, options: [.easeOut])

Advanced Quick Ticker

You can optionally specify the duration, the animation curve, decimal points, and add a completion handler to be executed at the end of the animation.

QuickTicker.animate(label: textLabel, toEndValue: 250, duration: 4.3, options: [.easeOut, .decimalPoints(2)], completion: {
                        print("Ticker animation done!")

Compatible Types

Enter any of the following types as the end value for the animation, no need to type cast!

  • CGFloat
  • Float
  • Double
  • Int
  • UInt
  • Int8
  • UInt8
  • Int16
  • UInt16
  • Int32
  • UInt32
  • Int64
  • UInt64

What it looks like

Sample App:


Find My Latte:

Find My Latte:

Try it!

To run the example project, clone the repo, and launch QuickTicker.xcworkspace from the Example directory.


  • iOS 9.0+
  • Swift 4.2 (you can run it on 4.0 by changing the CADisplayLink api call, one line of code)
  • Xcode 10 (same as above to run on older Xcode)


Besher Al Maleh –

Distributed under the MIT license. See LICENSE for more information.


Contributors are welcome!

  1. Fork it (
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b feature/fooBar)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some fooBar')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin feature/fooBar)
  5. Create a new Pull Request