Here we'll dive into the API of Animated and all the various functions, code examples and reasons why you would want to use them.

Link to documentation http://facebook.github.io/react-native/docs/animated.html#content

To get access to it simple pull it off of your react-native require like so:

import React from "react";
import { View, Animated } from "react-native";

By default, Animated gives us access to 3 animatable components: Animated.View, Animated.Text and Animated.Image.

Later we'll cover how any component can become animatable.