Making a timer in React JS using reactspring animation

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In this article, we will see how to create a timer in React using react-spring animation. Spring animation is a new type of method which is used to add animation in a different way. It is a more precise and modern way to add animation in React.js. Using react-spring, we can create effects like fade-in, fade-out, bounce, etc.

First create a React project −

npx create-react-app firstproject

Now go to the project directory −

cd firstproject


Install the react-spring package −

npm install react-spring

react-spring is used to add spring concept based animations to our website. We can use this library to add different type of animations.

Let us now proceed to create the timer in React.JS.

Add the following lines of code in App.js

import React, { useState } from "react";
import { useSpring, animated } from "react-spring";
function Number() {
   const [flip, set] = useState(false);
   const { number } = useSpring({
      reset: true,
      reverse: flip,
      from: { number: 0 },
      number: 5,
      delay: 100,
      onRest: () => set(!flip),
   return <animated.div>{ => n.toFixed(2))}</animated.div>;
export default function App() {
   return (
      <div style={{ marginLeft: 500, marginTop: 200 }}>
         <Number />


We create a spring object, which will count from 0 to 5.

Then we added some extra attributes like −

  • reset to start the loop; it is set to true,

  • reverse to indicate when the counting should start or end,

  • delay to delay the animation, and

  • onRest to indicate what to do when the counting stops.

  • n.toFixed(2) indicates how many digits to show after the decimal.


On execution, it will produce the following output −

Published on 28-Sep-2021 12:31:37