Why use React UseGesture
🖐 React UseGesture is a library that focuses on making complex gestures such as drag and pinch easy to configure.
In most situations,
onDrag becomes as easy to set up as
onMouseMove. However, you remain in control of the full gesture logic, which allows you to make your components behave exactly the way you want.
A secondary aspect of 👍 React UseGesture is to upgrade gestures with additional kinematics attributes, such as velocity, distance, delta and more, that don't come with native browser events.
🤘 React UseGesture also debounces
move events, which gives you the capacity to trigger logic
when the gesture starts or ends out of the box.
Alexandra Holachek (site, twitter) gave a great talk at React Conf about Progressive Web Animations, where she explains the principles of her approach on creating native-like UI. Her demos use React-spring and 🤙 React UseGesture. Alex's talk strongly influenced some of the features in 👆 React UseGesture.