Top SDK Awards 2023: App & Game Development SDKs

Introducing 42matters’ SDK Badges! 42matters awards the top mobile Software Development Kits (SDKs) for mobile app and game development. These are the top solutions for iOS and Android apps.

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of our inaugural SDK Badges! Awarded to the top mobile SDKs, the 42matters SDK Badges recognize leaders from each of the 32 SDK categories that comprise the 42matters SDK taxonomy.

Previously, we announced the top SDKs for app monetization and advertising; mobile analytics, sales, and marketing; and adding new features and functionalities to mobile apps and games.

Today, we wrap up by naming the top SDKs for mobile app and game development. We announce the winners of our most coveted prize — the Category Leader Badge — for the following categories: Gaming and Game Engine, Developer Tools, Developer Frameworks and No Code Development, Backend and Cloud, Database and Data Management, Text Processing, Networking, and Connected Devices.

Here’s what we cover (click the links below to jump to the relevant sections):

Category Leaders: 2023 App and Game Development Winners

Below you’ll find all app and game development SDKs that earned Category Leader Badges in 2023. They’re segmented by category and were awarded based on total iOS and Android app integrations.

Click the links below to jump to the corresponding sections:

Gaming and Game Engine SDKs

Developer Tools SDKs

Developer Frameworks and No Code Development SDKs

Backend and Cloud SDKs

Database and Data Management SDKs

Text Processing SDKs

Networking SDKs

Connected Devices SDKs

Did Your SDK Make the Cut? Claim Your Badge!

If your SDK was listed as a Category Leader in the rankings above, or to check if your SDK made the cut for either our Rising Star Badge or Hidden Gem Badge, submit the form below to claim your badge assets!

What Are 42matters’ SDK Badges?

Software Development Kits are the driving force of the mobile app economy, enabling developers to build robust, profitable, and innovative mobile apps and games. To recognize their contributions, we’ve awarded performance badges to the top solutions from across the industry.

The badges themselves are pretty self-explanatory. They recognize the top performing mobile SDKs based on total iOS and Android integrations. There are three types of badges: Category Leader Badges, Rising Star Badges, and Hidden Gem Badges.

  • Category Leader Badges are awarded to SDKs that lead the industry. To earn this badge, an SDK must be ranked at the top of their category and trusted by leading mobile apps.
  • Rising Star Badges recognize SDKs that are just one step below category leaders, but are nevertheless extremely competitive. They’re awarded to solutions that are highly trusted in the market.
  • Hidden Gem Badges are awarded to fast-growing SDKs built by smaller developers that are nevertheless competing successfully with solutions produced by larger firms.

To see if your SDK won any of these awards, visit the 42matters SDK Explorer.

Celebrate Your Success: Show Off Your Badge!

If your SDK has been awarded any of these badges, we’ll provide you with a snappy-looking design kit so you can display it on your digital and physical marketing assets.

You can add these to your website, include them in brochures, and even share them on customer-facing platforms like LinkedIn and GitHub

In addition, the badge will be displayed in the 42matters SDK Explorer on your SDK’s public profile. Here’s what this looks like:

To learn more about these awards, visit our SDK Badge Policy page!

More About 42matters

What Is 42matters?

42matters is a leading provider of app and SDK intelligence from the mobile and connected TV (CTV) markets. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we track 20+ million published and unpublished apps across each of the leading app stores. This includes Google Play, the Apple App Store, Amazon Appstore, Tencent Appstore, Huawei AppGallery, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV tvOS App Store, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, Samsung Smart TV Apps, LG Content Store, and Vizio SmartCast Apps.

What Are 42matters’ App Intelligence Offerings?

We offer a wide variety of app market research tools. Our APIs, file dumps (datasets), and suite of web-based research platforms enable businesses to build market-informed products and services, and implement more efficient business practices. For example…

  • AdTech companies can leverage our file solutions to access the CTV market, boost ad targeting, maximize ad impressions, fight ad fraud, and protect both ad quality and brand safety.
  • SDK developers can use the SDK Explorer to generate new mobile and CTV app publisher leads, enrich existing leads, and monitor the performance of competitor SDKs.
  • Cybersecurity professionals can use our data to improve malware detection, harden mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) systems, and prevent ad fraud.

To learn more about 42matters, be sure to visit our website.

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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.

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