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SDK Explorer Updates: Categories, Sorting, Alerts, and Historical Data

We’ve added new features to the 42matters SDK Explorer! It now offers more granular SDK categories, the ability to sort SDKs by installations and store availability, and a brand new Alerts tool. In addition, users with the Historical Data add-on will be able to use the SDK Explorer to get SDK data from as far back as one year.

Here’s what we cover in this blog post (click the links to jump to the corresponding sections):

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More Granular SDK Categories

First, we’ve added way more categories to the SDK Explorer. Until now, we segmented SDKs into 13 types: Ad Network, Analytics, Attribution, Backend, CRM, Commerce, Communication, Data Intelligence, Development Tool, Game Engine, Marketing Automation, Social, and Survey.

However, we’ve expanded these into 33 unique categories for added granularity.

While we may add more in the future, the latest and greatest are as follows:

Attribution Communication Networking
Ad Networks Audience and Data Intelligence Push Notifications
Analytics A/B Testing Security and Privacy
Developer Tools Ad Mediation User Authentication
Gaming and Game Engines AR and VR Audio Processing
Marketing Automation Crash Reporting and Performance Charts and Graphs
Social Database and Data Management Connected Devices
User Support and CRM User Interface and Graphics Developer Frameworks and No-Code-Development
Backend and Cloud Image Processing Scanners and OCR
Survey Location and Maps Text Processing
Payments and Commerce Video Processing and Streaming Other


New SDK Sorting Capabilities

Next up, we added the ability to sort SDKs by installations and optimized the ability to sort them by store availability. First up…

Sort by Installations

With this feature, you’ll be able to sort all 2,400+ iOS and Android SDKs tracked in the SDK Explorer by the number of apps that have integrated them. Check it out:

This will enable you to gauge SDK popularity, making it easy for you to weed out tools that app developers don’t trust and identify those that are more common.

Sort by Store

Previously, you could use the SDK Explorer to see SDKs integrated in either iOS apps or Android apps:

However, we’ve added an ‘All’ option so you can get a unified overview of the SDKs that we track.

This will help you identify SDKs that cater to both iOS and Android apps, as well as those that are unique to either platform.


SDK Alerts

Next we turn to Alerts. We’ve covered this new feature elsewhere, but it’s worth touching on the SDK aspect here as well.

The SDK Alerts feature enables you to set up email notifications for SDKs of interest directly from the SDK Explorer. Alerts can be set up to notify you of changes on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, or when a specified event, like an installation benchmark, has occurred.

The email notifications include calls-to-action that direct you to the relevant information on the SDK Explorer. You can then use the information they provide to inform everything from product roadmapping to lead generation.

Indeed, the SDK Alerts feature helps you stay up-to-date on changes to SDKs relevant to your business — either your own or your competitors’. By receiving regular email notifications about these SDKs, you’ll be able to keep track of the apps that use them, how many downloads these apps have received, and other trends and market share insights.

For a step-by-step guide on how to set alerts in the SDK Explorer, read this blog post!


Historical Data

Finally, we’ve expanded the scope of data offered by the SDK Explorer. Previously it provided data going back no more than six months, but customers with the Historical Data add-on will now be able to access SDK insights from as far back as one year!

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At 42matters, we provide app insights, data, and analytics via a host of useful APIs, File Dumps, and web-based app intelligence platforms, like the 42matters Explorer, and the 42matters SDK Explorer.

These tools, which you can try free for 14-days, offer a comprehensive look at app market trends and statistics. This includes in-depth, visual insights into downloads, categories, top charts, rating and review analyses, and more. This data can be downloaded as a CSV file and leveraged however you like — in your own algorithms, analyses, products, studies, etc.

If you would like to learn more about our recent updates, or any other mobile app analytics from 42matters, schedule a free demo with one of our experts!

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