Animation in iOS 14 widget

According to a Frameworks Engineer on Developer Apple Forum:

Animations and pan/zoom gesture do not work in widgets built with WidgetKits. Checkout, where what works and doesn’t.

Throughout the WWDC20 Meet WidgetKit video mentioned above, Apple stresses that Widgets are not mini-apps, so they don’t support gesture based views (like scroll views) or animations. Widgets are meant to only have glanceable information. From WWDC20 Meet WidgetKit Video Transcript:

These widgets are not mini-apps. We do not support scrolling within the widget, interactive elements like switches and other system controls, nor videos or animated images.

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