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Top 11 Audio Processing SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store
Last update: 17 Jul 2024 CET
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Top 11 Audio Processing SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store

We at 42matters have identified the 11 most popular Audio Processing SDKs leveraged by iOS apps available on the iOS app market.

Audio Processing SDKs enable apps to perform a variety of audio processing tasks, such as audio playback, recording, editing, mixing, signal processing, and audio synthesis. These SDKs typically facilitate audio enhancement, noise reduction, echo cancellation, voice recognition, and other advanced audio processing techniques.

This list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and the 2,300+ SDKs they use – that constitute the vast inventory of the Apple App Store. The accompanying data provides readers with a glimpse into the rich mobile application insights generated by the 42matters technology. This data is also available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

The intended purpose of this article is to assist app builders in their search for the perfect Audio Processing SDK to leverage in their app, as well as to give SDK developers insight into their biggest competitors and potential customers. This data collected by our technology may also serve as a useful tool for folks researching the wider mobile app market.

Among all apps utilizing audio processing SDKs, 27.43% have integrated JSQSystemSoundPlayer. This accounts for 10.52% of app downloads within the audio processing SDK category.

The JSQSystemSoundPlayer SDK is a light-weight component to play sound effects in your app. It is a fancy Obj-C wrapper for Cocoa System Sound Services, for iOS and OS X.

Total Apps
5.64k
App Store
App Share
27.43%
App Store
Apps
5.59k
Games
50
Total Downloads
588.52m
App Store
Download Share
10.52%
App Store
App Downloads
522.76m
Game Downloads
65.76m

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

Among all apps utilizing audio processing SDKs, 21.59% have integrated EZAudio. This accounts for 22.73% of app downloads within the audio processing SDK category.

EZAudio offers six audio components and two interface components to allow you to immediately record, play, and visualize audio data. This SDK has been deprecated.

Total Apps
4.44k
App Store
App Share
21.59%
App Store
Apps
4.42k
Games
27
Total Downloads
1.27b
App Store
Download Share
22.73%
App Store
App Downloads
1.27b
Game Downloads
2.16m

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

Among all apps utilizing audio processing SDKs, 15.62% have integrated AudioStreamer. This accounts for 12.23% of app downloads within the audio processing SDK category.

AudioStreamer is a streaming audio player SDK for Mac OSX and iPhone.

Total Apps
3.21k
App Store
App Share
15.62%
App Store
Apps
3.20k
Games
13
Total Downloads
684.05m
App Store
Download Share
12.23%
App Store
App Downloads
683.27m
Game Downloads
772.88k

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

Among all apps utilizing audio processing SDKs, 11.62% have integrated ObjectAL. This accounts for 9.71% of app downloads within the audio processing SDK category.

The ObjectAL SDK for iPhone and Mac is designed to be a simpler, more intuitive interface to OpenAL and AVAudioPlayer.

Total Apps
2.39k
App Store
App Share
11.62%
App Store
Apps
524
Games
1.87k
Total Downloads
543.49m
App Store
Download Share
9.71%
App Store
App Downloads
82.95m
Game Downloads
460.54m

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

Among all apps utilizing audio processing SDKs, 9.78% have integrated StreamingKit. This accounts for 18.43% of app downloads within the audio processing SDK category.

StreamingKit (formally Audjustable) is an audio playback and streaming library SDK for iOS and Mac OSX. StreamingKit uses CoreAudio to decompress and playback audio (using hardware or software codecs) whilst providing a clean and simple object-oriented API.

Total Apps
2.01k
App Store
App Share
9.78%
App Store
Apps
2.00k
Games
7
Total Downloads
1.03b
App Store
Download Share
18.43%
App Store
App Downloads
1.03b
Game Downloads
634.92k

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

Among all apps utilizing audio processing SDKs, 7.60% have integrated Nuance. This accounts for 1.23% of app downloads within the audio processing SDK category.

Total Apps
1.56k
App Store
App Share
7.60%
App Store
Apps
1.27k
Games
290
Total Downloads
68.98m
App Store
Download Share
1.23%
App Store
App Downloads
40.25m
Game Downloads
28.74m

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

Among all apps utilizing audio processing SDKs, 4.14% have integrated DOUAudioStreamer. This accounts for 21.05% of app downloads within the audio processing SDK category.

DOUAudioStreamer is a Core Audio-based audio streaming player SDK for iOS and Mac.

Total Apps
851
App Store
App Share
4.14%
App Store
Apps
850
Games
1
Total Downloads
1.18b
App Store
Download Share
21.05%
App Store
App Downloads
1.18b
Game Downloads
1.64m

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

Among all apps utilizing audio processing SDKs, 2.00% have integrated SoundWave. This accounts for 1.81% of app downloads within the audio processing SDK category.

Total Apps
412
App Store
App Share
2.00%
App Store
Apps
410
Games
2
Total Downloads
101.22m
App Store
Download Share
1.81%
App Store
App Downloads
101.22m
Game Downloads
1.56k

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

Among all apps utilizing audio processing SDKs, 1.06% have integrated JUCE. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the audio processing SDK category.

Total Apps
219
App Store
App Share
1.06%
App Store
Apps
217
Games
2
Total Downloads
21.28m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
21.28m
Game Downloads
302

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

Among all apps utilizing audio processing SDKs, <1% have integrated Yandex SpeechKit. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the audio processing SDK category.

Yandex SpeechKit is an SDK that allows application developers to use Yandex speech technologies: speech recognition (Speech-to-Text) and speech synthesis (Text-to-Speech).

Total Apps
32
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
32
Games
0
Total Downloads
898.01k
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
898.01k
Game Downloads
0

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

Among all apps utilizing audio processing SDKs, <1% have integrated Houndify. This accounts for 8.94% of app downloads within the audio processing SDK category.

Total Apps
5
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
5
Games
0
Total Downloads
500.34m
App Store
Download Share
8.94%
App Store
App Downloads
500.34m
Game Downloads
0

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

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