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Top 20 Push Notifications SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store
Last update: 14 Jul 2024 CET
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Top 20 Push Notifications SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store

We at 42matters have identified the 20 most popular Push Notifications SDKs leveraged by iOS apps available on the iOS app market.

Push Notification SDKs make it easy for developers to build apps capable of sending push notifications to user devices. These SDKs tend to offer push notification configuration, message creation, audience segmentation, and other push notification-related capabilities.

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 Push Notifications 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 push notifications SDKs, 66.41% have integrated Firebase Cloud Messaging. This accounts for 52.98% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) is a cross-platform messaging solution SDK that lets you reliably send messages at no cost.

Total Apps
440.13k
App Store
App Share
66.41%
App Store
Apps
422.90k
Games
17.23k
Total Downloads
80.56b
App Store
Download Share
52.98%
App Store
App Downloads
57.52b
Game Downloads
23.04b

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, 15.64% have integrated OneSignal. This accounts for 7.65% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

OneSignal is a market leader in customer engagement. The SDK powers mobile and web push and email and in-app messages.

Total Apps
103.64k
App Store
App Share
15.64%
App Store
Apps
98.92k
Games
4.72k
Total Downloads
11.64b
App Store
Download Share
7.65%
App Store
App Downloads
8.39b
Game Downloads
3.25b

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, 7.93% have integrated Umeng Common ASMS. This accounts for 16.06% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

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

Total Apps
52.57k
App Store
App Share
7.93%
App Store
Apps
47.83k
Games
4.74k
Total Downloads
24.42b
App Store
Download Share
16.06%
App Store
App Downloads
20.91b
Game Downloads
3.51b

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, 6.91% have integrated Microsoft Visual Studio App Center. This accounts for 6.02% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Microsoft App Center is your continuous integration, delivery, and learning solution for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS apps. Get faster release cycles, higher-quality apps, and the insights to build what users want.

Total Apps
45.80k
App Store
App Share
6.91%
App Store
Apps
44.40k
Games
1.40k
Total Downloads
9.16b
App Store
Download Share
6.02%
App Store
App Downloads
5.35b
Game Downloads
3.81b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Microsoft Visual Studio App Center.

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, 5.42% have integrated JPush by Jiguang. This accounts for 5.32% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

JPush is a tried-and-tested large-scale APP push platform, pushing more than 500 million messages per day. Developers can push messages by calling the API after they integrate the SDK.

Total Apps
35.91k
App Store
App Share
5.42%
App Store
Apps
35.60k
Games
312
Total Downloads
8.09b
App Store
Download Share
5.32%
App Store
App Downloads
6.75b
Game Downloads
1.33b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use JPush by Jiguang.

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, 2.50% have integrated GeTui. This accounts for 3.80% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

GeTui allows you to send push notifications via SDK. With GeTui, you'll be able to send news, version updates, special offers, and service life — all through multi-dimensional user group analysis.

Total Apps
16.56k
App Store
App Share
2.50%
App Store
Apps
16.46k
Games
100
Total Downloads
5.78b
App Store
Download Share
3.80%
App Store
App Downloads
5.36b
Game Downloads
414.87m

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, 1.20% have integrated Pusher by MessageBird. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Pusher is an SDK that empowers developers to create collaboration and communication features in their web and mobile apps.

Total Apps
7.94k
App Store
App Share
1.20%
App Store
Apps
7.91k
Games
33
Total Downloads
802.46m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
796.53m
Game Downloads
5.94m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Pusher by MessageBird.

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, 1.02% have integrated Pushwoosh. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Pushwoosh is a cross-channel platform SDK designed to deliver push notifications, in-app messages, emails, and FB messages for customer engagement at every stage of your sales funnel.

Total Apps
6.74k
App Store
App Share
1.02%
App Store
Apps
6.12k
Games
620
Total Downloads
1.08b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
689.22m
Game Downloads
386.91m

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated Urban Airship. This accounts for 2.08% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Urban Airship is an SDK that helps organizations initiate engagement with their customers via the most personal, prolific, contextual and powerful media channel in history. Use mobile to deliver real value to your audience and it will fundamentally change your shared relationship.

Total Apps
5.85k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
5.77k
Games
86
Total Downloads
3.17b
App Store
Download Share
2.08%
App Store
App Downloads
3.02b
Game Downloads
151.08m

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated Braze Appboy. This accounts for 15.61% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Braze is a comprehensive customer engagement platform SDK that powers relevant and memorable experiences between consumers and the brands they love.

Total Apps
5.81k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
5.60k
Games
208
Total Downloads
23.74b
App Store
Download Share
15.61%
App Store
App Downloads
22.09b
Game Downloads
1.65b

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated CleverTap. This accounts for 2.16% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

CleverTap is an SDK that combines real-time customer insights, an advanced segmentation engine, and powerful engagement tools into one intelligent marketing platform.

Total Apps
5.15k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
5.04k
Games
105
Total Downloads
3.28b
App Store
Download Share
2.16%
App Store
App Downloads
3.06b
Game Downloads
214.47m

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated Klaviyo. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Total Apps
3.76k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
3.76k
Games
0
Total Downloads
124.02m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
124.02m
Game Downloads
0

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated WebEngage. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

WebEngage is a full-stack Marketing Automation and Customer Data Platform SDK for consumer businesses. WebEngage helps you craft contextual and personalized campaigns to engage your users through Push Notifications, In-app Messages, SMS, Web Push, Emails, WhatsApp, Facebook and more!

Total Apps
1.62k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
1.61k
Games
8
Total Downloads
313.32m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
312.78m
Game Downloads
535.11k

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated Customer.io . This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Total Apps
1.26k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
1.26k
Games
1
Total Downloads
64.61m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
64.49m
Game Downloads
122.68k

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated Pushy. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Pushy offers lightning-fast, highly-reliable push notification delivery. This includes worldwide, cross-platform, and time-critical notifications.

Total Apps
1.22k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
1.21k
Games
2
Total Downloads
16.37m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
16.35m
Game Downloads
23.08k

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated GameThrive. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

The GameThrive SDK offers push notifications for mobile games and apps.

Total Apps
894
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
490
Games
404
Total Downloads
67.87m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
17.03m
Game Downloads
50.84m

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated Batch. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Batch is a fully fledged mobile engagement SDK capable of executing customer relationship management (CRM) tactics over iOS, Android, and mobile websites.

Total Apps
889
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
811
Games
78
Total Downloads
399.83m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
389.01m
Game Downloads
10.82m

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated GrowthPush Growthbeat. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

GrowthPush offers a push notification analysis/delivery service SDK for application developers.

Total Apps
731
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
655
Games
76
Total Downloads
86.86m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
7.26m
Game Downloads
79.60m

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

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated TapTap Developer Services. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Total Apps
708
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
63
Games
645
Total Downloads
893.21m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
183.60m
Game Downloads
709.61m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use TapTap Developer Services.

Among all apps utilizing push notifications SDKs, <1% have integrated ByteBrew. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the push notifications SDK category.

Total Apps
608
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
31
Games
577
Total Downloads
781.00m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
1.07m
Game Downloads
779.93m

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

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