I love playgrounds. This is exactly the kind of challenge they were built for. Joe Fabisevich asked: “Does anyone know how (or if) it’s possible to animate every character of a UILabel (or UITextView/some other text holding view if necessary)? I want to replicate this effect, of the word
If you want to read about this kind of UIKit fun, my Gourmet Cookbook covers a lot of it. The book is in Objective-C but it’s not hard to translate the tricks over to Swift.
Once you’re in Swift, you can easily put together proof of concepts and tweak parameters from a playground, with instance feedback — from speeding up and slowing down the animation, to testing out different font faces and color schemes.
And another take, with a little fade in and scale popping: