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Top 20 Crash Reporting and Performance SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store
Last update: 12 Apr 2024 CET
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Top 20 Crash Reporting and Performance SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store

We at 42matters have identified the 20 most popular Crash Reporting and Performance SDKs leveraged by iOS apps available on the iOS app market.

Crash Reporting and Performance SDKs help developers monitor the performance of their mobile apps. By integrating these SDKs into their products, developers can leverage the crash detection, error reporting, performance monitoring, real-time analytics, and other related capabilities that they offer.

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 Crash Reporting and Performance 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 crash reporting and performance SDKs, 84.20% have integrated Google Firebase. This accounts for 82.54% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

Firebase is Google's mobile platform SDK that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps and grow your business.

Total Apps
784.68k
App Store
App Share
84.20%
App Store
Apps
695.25k
Games
89.43k
Total Downloads
245.73b
App Store
Download Share
82.54%
App Store
App Downloads
169.82b
Game Downloads
75.91b

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, 24.60% have integrated Firebase Crashlytics Fabric. This accounts for 28.57% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

Firebase Crashlytics is an app that helps you track, prioritize, and fix stability issues that erode app quality, in realtime. Spend less time triaging and troubleshooting crashes and more time building app features that delight users.

Total Apps
229.22k
App Store
App Share
24.60%
App Store
Apps
214.67k
Games
14.55k
Total Downloads
85.07b
App Store
Download Share
28.57%
App Store
App Downloads
59.66b
Game Downloads
25.41b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Firebase Crashlytics Fabric.

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, 8.48% have integrated Sentry. This accounts for 7.37% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

The official Sentry SDK for iOS, tvOS, macOS, watchOS. This SDK is written in Objective-C, but also provides a nice Swift interface.

Total Apps
79.06k
App Store
App Share
8.48%
App Store
Apps
78.00k
Games
1.06k
Total Downloads
21.95b
App Store
Download Share
7.37%
App Store
App Downloads
18.36b
Game Downloads
3.59b

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, 5.85% have integrated CodePush by Microsoft. This accounts for 1.72% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

Total Apps
54.52k
App Store
App Share
5.85%
App Store
Apps
54.30k
Games
213
Total Downloads
5.13b
App Store
Download Share
1.72%
App Store
App Downloads
5.05b
Game Downloads
81.84m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use CodePush by Microsoft.

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, 5.64% have integrated Umeng Common ASMS. This accounts for 8.19% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

Common is a Umeng Analytics SDK. It's a leading mobile app analytical platform in China.

Total Apps
52.56k
App Store
App Share
5.64%
App Store
Apps
47.85k
Games
4.71k
Total Downloads
24.37b
App Store
Download Share
8.19%
App Store
App Downloads
20.92b
Game Downloads
3.46b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Umeng Common ASMS.

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, 3.87% have integrated Bugly. This accounts for 9.06% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

The Tencent Bugly SDK provides mobile developers with professional reports and operation statistics, helping developers to quickly find and solve issues. At the same time it grasps product operation dynamics, and follows-up user feedback in a timely manner.

Total Apps
36.10k
App Store
App Share
3.87%
App Store
Apps
33.03k
Games
3.08k
Total Downloads
26.97b
App Store
Download Share
9.06%
App Store
App Downloads
17.45b
Game Downloads
9.52b

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, 1.54% have integrated New Relic Mobile. This accounts for 2.81% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

New Relic One is an observability platform SDK built to help engineers create more perfect software.

Total Apps
14.39k
App Store
App Share
1.54%
App Store
Apps
14.35k
Games
46
Total Downloads
8.38b
App Store
Download Share
2.81%
App Store
App Downloads
8.29b
Game Downloads
88.95m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use New Relic Mobile.

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, 1.24% have integrated Bugsnag. This accounts for 2.24% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

The Bugsnag SDK monitors application stability so you can make data-driven decisions on whether you should be building new features, or fixing bugs.

Total Apps
11.52k
App Store
App Share
1.24%
App Store
Apps
11.36k
Games
155
Total Downloads
6.66b
App Store
Download Share
2.24%
App Store
App Downloads
4.75b
Game Downloads
1.91b

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, 1.21% have integrated KSCrash. This accounts for 4.26% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

KSCrash is an iOS Crash Reporter SDK.

Total Apps
11.23k
App Store
App Share
1.21%
App Store
Apps
10.68k
Games
550
Total Downloads
12.69b
App Store
Download Share
4.26%
App Store
App Downloads
10.20b
Game Downloads
2.49b

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, <1% have integrated Instabug. This accounts for 1.36% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

Instabug is an SDK that enables mobile teams to release with confidence. It offers comprehensive bug and crash reports, real-time user surveys, and user feedback.

Total Apps
9.19k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
9.18k
Games
17
Total Downloads
4.04b
App Store
Download Share
1.36%
App Store
App Downloads
4.01b
Game Downloads
33.40m

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, <1% have integrated PLCrashReporter. This accounts for 3.64% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

PLCrashReporter is a reliable open source library SDK that provides an in-process live crash reporting framework for iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

Total Apps
9.18k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
7.87k
Games
1.31k
Total Downloads
10.83b
App Store
Download Share
3.64%
App Store
App Downloads
7.81b
Game Downloads
3.02b

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, <1% have integrated Embrace. This accounts for 2.39% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

Total Apps
5.77k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
5.51k
Games
259
Total Downloads
7.11b
App Store
Download Share
2.39%
App Store
App Downloads
1.83b
Game Downloads
5.28b

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, <1% have integrated Datadog. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

Total Apps
4.55k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
4.53k
Games
16
Total Downloads
2.88b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
2.75b
Game Downloads
128.08m

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, <1% have integrated Breakpad. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

The Breakpad SDK is a set of client and server components which implement a crash-reporting system.

Total Apps
4.16k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
3.83k
Games
331
Total Downloads
862.89m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
438.61m
Game Downloads
424.29m

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, <1% have integrated Smartlook. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

Smartlook is an SDK that records users on websites and in mobile apps. It has features that allow you to find useful information, even in thousands of recordings, in no time.

Total Apps
4.05k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
3.72k
Games
334
Total Downloads
1.36b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
1.04b
Game Downloads
324.36m

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, <1% have integrated Bugsee. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

Total Apps
3.72k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
3.70k
Games
12
Total Downloads
141.09m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
134.27m
Game Downloads
6.82m

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, <1% have integrated UXCam. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

UXCam is an experience analytics solution for mobile apps. The UXCam SDK captures every micro interaction on your app, allowing you to replay, analyze and optimize the User Experience.

Total Apps
3.00k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
2.97k
Games
32
Total Downloads
609.26m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
591.46m
Game Downloads
17.79m

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, <1% have integrated Dynatrace. This accounts for 2.16% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

Total Apps
2.53k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
2.52k
Games
14
Total Downloads
6.42b
App Store
Download Share
2.16%
App Store
App Downloads
6.41b
Game Downloads
8.40m

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, <1% have integrated HockeyApp. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

This SDK enables you to distribute your builds, collect crash reports, and get feedback from your users.

Total Apps
2.39k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
1.96k
Games
434
Total Downloads
540.78m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
120.46m
Game Downloads
420.33m

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

Among all apps utilizing crash reporting and performance SDKs, <1% have integrated Bugfender. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the crash reporting and performance SDK category.

Total Apps
1.59k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
1.54k
Games
45
Total Downloads
340.24m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
300.36m
Game Downloads
39.88m

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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does 42matters collect this data?'

We’ve developed a number of machine learning algorithms that scan millions of mobile and connected TV (CTV) applications on a regular basis. In addition, we collect ground truth app performance intelligence and use this data to build statistical models that estimate the performance of apps for which we do not have ground truth data.

What SDK data does 42matters collect?'

We track over 2,300 of the most popular SDKs integrated in iOS and Android apps. We collect a variety of SDK insights (title, platform, ID, category, and developer website); performance metrics (the number of apps that have installed each SDK, installation and removal trends, and app downloads); market share statistics (including market share per app category); and more!

How can I access 42matters’ SDK data?'

The most direct way is to use our SDK Explorer, which is a visual, web-based research platform that enables you to peruse all 2,300+ SDKs that we track. It’s great for market research, lead generation, competitor analysis, etc. However, more technically-inclined folks might prefer our APIs and File Dumps, which enable you to query info for specific apps or SDKs. You can also use our other research platform (the Explorer) to view integrated SDKs by app.

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