How to show shaking / wobble view animation in android?

This example demonstrate about How to show shaking / wobble view animation in android.

Step 1 − Create a new project in Android Studio, go to File ⇒ New Project and fill all required details to create a new project.

Step 2 − Add the following code to res/layout/activity_main.xml.

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
   xmlns:android = ""
   xmlns:tools = ""
   android:layout_width = "match_parent"
   android:layout_height = "match_parent">
      android:id = "@+id/button"
      android:layout_centerHorizontal = "true"
      android:layout_marginTop = "100dp"
      android:layout_width = "150dp"
      android:text = "Click"
      android:layout_height = "wrap_content"/>
      android:id = "@+id/imageView"
      android:src = "@mipmap/ic_launcher_round"
      android:layout_width = "match_parent"
      android:layout_height = "300dp" />

In the above code, we have taken button to show shake animation for image view.

Step 3 − Add the following code to src/

package com.example.andy.myapplication;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.animation.Animation;
import android.view.animation.AnimationUtils;
import android.view.animation.ScaleAnimation;
import android.view.animation.TranslateAnimation;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.ImageView;
import android.widget.LinearLayout;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   ImageView view;
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      view = findViewById(;
      findViewById( View.OnClickListener() {
         public void onClick(View v) {
            Animation animShake = AnimationUtils.loadAnimation(MainActivity.this, R.anim.shake);

In the above code, when user click on button, it will shake imageview using shake animation for that we need to create a file called shake.xml in anim folder. Add the following code in shake.xml -

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
<set xmlns:android = "">
   <translate android:duration = "150"
      android:fromXDelta = "-10%"
      android:repeatCount = "5"
      android:repeatMode = "reverse"
      android:toXDelta = "10%"/>

Let's try to run your application. I assume you have connected your actual Android Mobile device with your computer. To run the app from android studio, open one of your project's activity files and click Run   icon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen −

Now click on button to shake background image as shown below -

Click here to download the project code

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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