Learn how to get mobile SDK data programmatically with 42matters. Access SDK intelligence for 2,400+ iOS and Android SDKs integrated in millions of apps.
In today's mobile app development world, software development kits (SDKs) are used to add advanced functionality to mobile applications. They provide developers with a way to quickly and easily add features like analytics, advertising, and social media integration to their apps without having to build these features from scratch.
So, understanding the mobile SDK landscape is critical for app and SDK developers alike. Having access to SDK data and intelligence is valuable for market research, competitive benchmarking, lead generation, product development, and much, much more.
With this in mind, we wanted to introduce you to the SDK intelligence solutions we offer at 42matters. Here’s what we cover in this article (click the links below to jump to the corresponding section):
- What Is SDK Data?
- How to Find SDK Data for Any iOS or Android App
- How SDK Developers Can Use 42matters’ SDK Data
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What Is SDK Data?
SDK data, or SDK intelligence, refers to a variety of facts and statistics collected about mobile software development kits (SDKs) and the apps and games that integrate them. SDK data provides valuable insight into the success of individual SDK developers, as well as the mobile SDK and app economy more broadly.
The most valuable SDK insights tend to be things that help businesses improve competitive benchmarking, lead generation, mobile security, etc. For example, key SDK data points include the number of apps that integrate them, how many downloads these apps generate, their market share per app category / genre, publisher insights, etc.
By analyzing data on app installs and uninstalls, as well as data on SDK usage, it is possible to gain a better understanding of which SDKs are popular and which ones are falling out of favor. This information can be valuable to both mobile app and SDK developers (more on this in a moment).
How to Find SDK Data for Any iOS or Android App
There are a number of tools that provide access to SDK data for iOS and Android apps. For example, at 42matters, we provide the following solutions.
The 42matters SDK Explorer
The SDK Explorer is a web-based SDK market research platform. It provides a graphical interface that allows developers to see which SDKs are being used by a particular app, as well as how popular those SDKs are among other apps.
To learn more about the SDK Explorer, read this article!
42matters’ Programmatic APIs
Developers can also access iOS and Android SDK intelligence programmatically using 42matters’ suite of APIs. These provide insight into millions of apps, 1.7m+ publishers, and 2,400+ SDKs.
However, staying on the topic of SDKs, the App Changelog History API sheds light on recently installed or uninstalled SDKs. Users can use it to sort apps based on which ones have recently added or removed specified SDKs, enabling them to monitor competitor SDKs and identify trends in the app market.
Give it a try for yourself! Click the links below to see which apps installed and uninstalled the Vungle SDK in March of 2023:
- Apps that installed Vungle in March 2023: https://data.42matters.com/api/v3.0/android/apps/changelog.json?start_date=2023-03-01&end_date=2023-03-31&event_field=sdks&value=vungle&access_token=XXX
- Apps that uninstalled Vungle in March 2023: https://data.42matters.com/api/v3.0/android/apps/changelog.json?start_date=2023-03-01&end_date=2023-03-31&event_field=sdks_removed&value=vungle&access_token=XXX
(NOTE: The data returned by our APIs is subject to the historical limitations of the developer's API plan, which may limit data to the last 30 days.)
42matters’ App Details File Dumps
Finally, our App Details File Dumps can be used to research SDKs integrated on iOS and Android apps. This includes all published and unpublished apps available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
How SDK Developers Can Use 42matters’ SDK Data
SDK developers can use 42matters’ SDK intelligence to benchmark their performance against competitors, identify competitive threats, generate new app developer leads, and improve their overall market position.
To learn how, set up a meeting with our team!