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Top 20 Ad Networks SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store
Last update: 18 May 2024 CET
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Top 20 Ad Networks SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store

What are the most used ad network SDKs for iOS apps? The following shows the 20 most widely-integrated ad network SDKs.

Ad Network SDKs are used to monetize apps with in-app advertising. They enable apps to host relevant third-party ads from associated Ad Networks and provide a range of features and functionalities, like ad rendering, ad targeting, and ad tracking, to help app publishers improve ad revenue.

At 42matters, we analyze millions of mobile apps available on the Google Play™ Store and iOS App Store™, including over 2,300 SDKs integrated within these apps.

The following shows a small excerpt of the data available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

This information is intended to assist those who are looking to monetize their mobile apps, see how their ad network SDKs stack up to the competition, or merely investigate the distribution of ad network SDKs on the app market generally.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 53.11% have integrated Apple AppTrackingTransparency. This accounts for 86.81% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

Total Apps
271.47k
App Store
App Share
53.11%
App Store
Apps
190.45k
Games
81.02k
Total Downloads
249.70b
App Store
Download Share
86.81%
App Store
App Downloads
167.31b
Game Downloads
82.39b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Apple AppTrackingTransparency.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 38.39% have integrated IAB OM Open Measurement OMSDK. This accounts for 37.29% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

The IAB Open Measurement SDK (OM SDK) offers common code and libraries for facilitating third-party access to measurement data. Sites and apps that integrate the OM SDK can send measurement signals to an API, the Open Measurement Interface Definition (OMID).

Total Apps
196.21k
App Store
App Share
38.39%
App Store
Apps
114.71k
Games
81.50k
Total Downloads
107.25b
App Store
Download Share
37.29%
App Store
App Downloads
36.75b
Game Downloads
70.49b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use IAB OM Open Measurement OMSDK.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 28.81% have integrated Apple iAd. This accounts for 50.57% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

The Apple Search Ads Attribution API is used to attribute app downloads that originate from Apple Search Ads campaigns on iOS devices.

Total Apps
147.28k
App Store
App Share
28.81%
App Store
Apps
98.00k
Games
49.27k
Total Downloads
145.46b
App Store
Download Share
50.57%
App Store
App Downloads
88.82b
Game Downloads
56.65b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Apple iAd.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 17.39% have integrated Unity Ads. This accounts for 26.42% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

Unity Ads helps publishers and advertisers reach their business goals. Publishers use Unity Ads to drive revenue from their mobile game. Advertisers use Unity Ads to acquire valuable new users.

Total Apps
88.88k
App Store
App Share
17.39%
App Store
Apps
12.51k
Games
76.37k
Total Downloads
75.99b
App Store
Download Share
26.42%
App Store
App Downloads
10.09b
Game Downloads
65.90b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Unity Ads.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 14.80% have integrated Facebook Audience Network. This accounts for 28.34% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

The Facebook Audience Network SDK brings powerful features to additional app-based mobile experiences, giving marketers even more scale for their Facebook campaigns. The Audience Network uses the same targeting available for Facebook ads today, including Custom Audiences, core audiences, and lookalike audiences.

Total Apps
75.66k
App Store
App Share
14.80%
App Store
Apps
41.24k
Games
34.42k
Total Downloads
81.53b
App Store
Download Share
28.34%
App Store
App Downloads
22.15b
Game Downloads
59.38b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Facebook Audience Network.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 10.70% have integrated AppLovin MAX. This accounts for 28.31% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

AppLovin MAX is an in-app bidding based, full-stack, monetization SDK that allows advertisers to bid simultaneously on your ad inventory.

Total Apps
54.70k
App Store
App Share
10.70%
App Store
Apps
11.19k
Games
43.51k
Total Downloads
81.44b
App Store
Download Share
28.31%
App Store
App Downloads
20.35b
Game Downloads
61.09b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use AppLovin MAX.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 6.93% have integrated Vungle. This accounts for 24.94% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

Vungle is a mobile advertising and app monetization platform SDK. The trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps.

Total Apps
35.45k
App Store
App Share
6.93%
App Store
Apps
4.94k
Games
30.51k
Total Downloads
71.75b
App Store
Download Share
24.94%
App Store
App Downloads
13.29b
Game Downloads
58.46b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Vungle.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 6.69% have integrated Pangle ByteDance TikTok UnionAD. This accounts for 27.25% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Their mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy.

Total Apps
34.21k
App Store
App Share
6.69%
App Store
Apps
12.12k
Games
22.10k
Total Downloads
78.38b
App Store
Download Share
27.25%
App Store
App Downloads
29.26b
Game Downloads
49.12b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Pangle ByteDance TikTok UnionAD.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 6.56% have integrated Supersonic - ironSource. This accounts for 22.54% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

ironSource, a world leader in app discovery, and Supersonic, a leading mobile monetization platform SDK.

Total Apps
33.52k
App Store
App Share
6.56%
App Store
Apps
4.03k
Games
29.49k
Total Downloads
64.84b
App Store
Download Share
22.54%
App Store
App Downloads
6.53b
Game Downloads
58.32b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Supersonic - ironSource.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 6.46% have integrated Chartboost. This accounts for 11.93% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

Chartboost is a leading in-app programmatic advertising and monetization platform SDK. Chartboost empowers developers to earn high CPMs while connecting marketers to highly engaged audiences through immersive ad experiences.

Total Apps
33.02k
App Store
App Share
6.46%
App Store
Apps
4.07k
Games
28.95k
Total Downloads
34.33b
App Store
Download Share
11.93%
App Store
App Downloads
2.89b
Game Downloads
31.44b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Chartboost.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 6.41% have integrated ironSource. This accounts for 22.63% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

ironSource builds technologies that help game developers take their games to the next level, including the industry’s largest in-app video ad network SDK, a robust mobile ad mediation platform, and a data-driven user acquisition platform.

Total Apps
32.74k
App Store
App Share
6.41%
App Store
Apps
3.83k
Games
28.91k
Total Downloads
65.08b
App Store
Download Share
22.63%
App Store
App Downloads
6.62b
Game Downloads
58.46b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use ironSource.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 4.91% have integrated AdColony. This accounts for 7.58% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

The AdColony SDK offers access to the highest quality mobile advertising and marketing platform on the market.

Total Apps
25.12k
App Store
App Share
4.91%
App Store
Apps
4.60k
Games
20.51k
Total Downloads
21.81b
App Store
Download Share
7.58%
App Store
App Downloads
3.36b
Game Downloads
18.44b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use AdColony.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 4.18% have integrated Mintegral mbbanner. This accounts for 19.53% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

Mintegral is a global mobile advertising platform, providing user acquisition, monetization, and creative solutions for advertisers and mobile publishers.

Total Apps
21.38k
App Store
App Share
4.18%
App Store
Apps
2.71k
Games
18.67k
Total Downloads
56.18b
App Store
Download Share
19.53%
App Store
App Downloads
6.17b
Game Downloads
50.01b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Mintegral mbbanner.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 4.00% have integrated InMobi Mobile Ads. This accounts for 14.73% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

InMobi is the world’s leading Marketing Cloud SDK. It drives real connections between brands and consumers leveraging mobile intelligence and technology platforms.

Total Apps
20.47k
App Store
App Share
4.00%
App Store
Apps
3.91k
Games
16.56k
Total Downloads
42.36b
App Store
Download Share
14.73%
App Store
App Downloads
6.76b
Game Downloads
35.60b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use InMobi Mobile Ads.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 3.31% have integrated DT Exchange by Digital Turbine. This accounts for 19.62% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

DT Exchange is a programmatic monetization solution connecting publishers to over 180 top global demand sources representing the world's top brand and user-acquisition buyers. DT Exchange is also known as Fyber Marketplace, or InnerActive.

Total Apps
16.93k
App Store
App Share
3.31%
App Store
Apps
1.63k
Games
15.30k
Total Downloads
56.44b
App Store
Download Share
19.62%
App Store
App Downloads
8.15b
Game Downloads
48.30b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use DT Exchange by Digital Turbine.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 3.01% have integrated AerServ. This accounts for 14.35% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

AerServ is a free mobile SSP and monetization platform SDK that empowers mobile publishers with a superior technology platform.

Total Apps
15.41k
App Store
App Share
3.01%
App Store
Apps
2.17k
Games
13.24k
Total Downloads
41.27b
App Store
Download Share
14.35%
App Store
App Downloads
6.23b
Game Downloads
35.03b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use AerServ.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 2.70% have integrated Tapjoy. This accounts for 5.61% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

Tapjoy is revolutionizing the mobile advertising and app monetization industry. We work with Advertisers to help them reach their ideal mobile audience through rewarded video ads and our offerwall.

Total Apps
13.79k
App Store
App Share
2.70%
App Store
Apps
2.08k
Games
11.71k
Total Downloads
16.14b
App Store
Download Share
5.61%
App Store
App Downloads
2.36b
Game Downloads
13.77b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Tapjoy.

Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 2.21% have integrated Moat. This accounts for 1.63% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

The Moat SDK offers real-time, multi-platform, and actionable marketing analytics.

Total Apps
11.29k
App Store
App Share
2.21%
App Store
Apps
2.35k
Games
8.95k
Total Downloads
4.70b
App Store
Download Share
1.63%
App Store
App Downloads
1.13b
Game Downloads
3.57b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Moat.

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Among all apps utilizing ad networks SDKs, 1.83% have integrated Amazon Ads - Transparent Ad Marketplace. This accounts for 11.51% of app downloads within the ad networks SDK category.

The Amazon Ads - Transparent Ad Marketplace SDK enables you to easily improve revenue and decrease latency with one call to the cloud-based marketplace.

Total Apps
9.38k
App Store
App Share
1.83%
App Store
Apps
4.07k
Games
5.31k
Total Downloads
33.10b
App Store
Download Share
11.51%
App Store
App Downloads
12.41b
Game Downloads
20.69b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Amazon Ads - Transparent Ad Marketplace.

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