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

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

Social SDKs help app developers leverage social media features, management platforms, marketing tools, and analytics platforms in their mobile apps. Typically they enable social media login, sharing, analytics, monitoring, and other related capabilities.

These SDKs make it easy for developers to create apps that are integrated into larger social media landscapes. They include such functionalities as streamlined user login, app data and analytics, and various gaming features like leaderboards, in-app achievements, and more. This data is also available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

This list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and over 2,300 SDKs integrated into them – that constitute the vast inventory of the Apple App Store. The details contained are meant to provide app publishers seeking to build a scalable app with a list of the most trusted social SDK options. Our list is also meant to help SDK publishers understand their biggest competitors and offer market researchers a tantalizing glimpse into the sort of market insights our technology can provide.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 64.33% have integrated Facebook. This accounts for 67.28% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Facebook SDK helps you connect with friends, family, and communities of people who share your interests.

Total Apps
286.67k
App Store
App Share
64.33%
App Store
Apps
226.54k
Games
60.13k
Total Downloads
140.90b
App Store
Download Share
67.28%
App Store
App Downloads
86.10b
Game Downloads
54.81b

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

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 42.42% have integrated Google SignIn. This accounts for 30.14% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Google Sign-In is a secure authentication system SDK that reduces the burden of login for your users by enabling them to sign in with their Google Account — the same account they already use with Gmail, Play, and other Google services.

Total Apps
189.03k
App Store
App Share
42.42%
App Store
Apps
182.99k
Games
6.04k
Total Downloads
63.11b
App Store
Download Share
30.14%
App Store
App Downloads
55.58b
Game Downloads
7.53b

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

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 17.79% have integrated WeChat by Tencent. This accounts for 25.28% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

WeChat is multi-purpose messaging, social media, and mobile payment SDK.

Total Apps
79.28k
App Store
App Share
17.79%
App Store
Apps
76.10k
Games
3.18k
Total Downloads
52.94b
App Store
Download Share
25.28%
App Store
App Downloads
40.30b
Game Downloads
12.65b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use WeChat by Tencent.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 6.64% have integrated Tencent QQ. This accounts for 19.18% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Tencent QQ SDK is committed to providing game developers with user services and operating tools in various social scenarios.

Total Apps
29.59k
App Store
App Share
6.64%
App Store
Apps
28.38k
Games
1.20k
Total Downloads
40.16b
App Store
Download Share
19.18%
App Store
App Downloads
30.84b
Game Downloads
9.32b

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

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 4.00% have integrated Weibo. This accounts for 14.91% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Weibo SDK is an open platform that provides a simple development framework for mobile application developers. The multi-platform and multi-terminal SDK will help you integrate the functions of Weibo into your application or WAP station.

Total Apps
17.82k
App Store
App Share
4.00%
App Store
Apps
17.10k
Games
724
Total Downloads
31.22b
App Store
Download Share
14.91%
App Store
App Downloads
24.83b
Game Downloads
6.38b

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

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 3.41% have integrated Twitter Kit. This accounts for 1.92% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Twitter Kit is an SDK designed to make interacting with Twitter seamless and efficient.

Total Apps
15.17k
App Store
App Share
3.41%
App Store
Apps
14.18k
Games
994
Total Downloads
4.03b
App Store
Download Share
1.92%
App Store
App Downloads
3.03b
Game Downloads
994.92m

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

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 3.09% have integrated Share SDK. This accounts for 3.05% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

ShareSDK, the social sharing component of MOB, integrates various domestic and foreign sharing platforms. The interface package is simple and unified, which greatly facilitates the development of apps.

Total Apps
13.78k
App Store
App Share
3.09%
App Store
Apps
13.38k
Games
396
Total Downloads
6.40b
App Store
Download Share
3.05%
App Store
App Downloads
5.17b
Game Downloads
1.23b

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

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

STTwitter is an SDK that offers a stable, mature, and comprehensive Objective-C library for Twitter REST API 1.1.

Total Apps
4.55k
App Store
App Share
1.02%
App Store
Apps
4.44k
Games
110
Total Downloads
444.01m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
359.48m
Game Downloads
84.53m

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

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Odnoklassniki Social Network. This accounts for 2.39% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Total Apps
3.35k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
946
Games
2.41k
Total Downloads
5.00b
App Store
Download Share
2.39%
App Store
App Downloads
2.33b
Game Downloads
2.67b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Odnoklassniki Social Network.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated TikTok ByteDance Open Aweme. This accounts for 3.42% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Total Apps
2.15k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
1.81k
Games
339
Total Downloads
7.16b
App Store
Download Share
3.42%
App Store
App Downloads
5.10b
Game Downloads
2.06b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use TikTok ByteDance Open Aweme.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Kakao API. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Kakao API is a multi-platform texting SDK that allows iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry apps to send and receive messages for free.

Total Apps
2.10k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
2.02k
Games
84
Total Downloads
1.27b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
1.21b
Game Downloads
55.72m

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

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated SMSSDK-for-iOS. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

SMSSDK-for-iOS is the most popular social SDK for apps and mobile games.

Total Apps
1.98k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
1.94k
Games
33
Total Downloads
711.70m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
501.13m
Game Downloads
210.57m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use SMSSDK-for-iOS.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Snapchat Snap Kit. This accounts for 4.70% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Snapchat SDK that lets you easily talk with friends, view Live Stories from around the world, and explore news in Discover.

Total Apps
1.68k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
1.25k
Games
431
Total Downloads
9.84b
App Store
Download Share
4.70%
App Store
App Downloads
9.09b
Game Downloads
742.87m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Snapchat Snap Kit.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated VK VKontakte. This accounts for 1.15% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

VK VKontakte is an SDK that enables apps to integrate with VK, the largest European social network with more than a 100 million active users, to help you build engaging social apps and get more installs.

Total Apps
1.59k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
1.27k
Games
321
Total Downloads
2.41b
App Store
Download Share
1.15%
App Store
App Downloads
1.77b
Game Downloads
642.35m

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

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Google Plus. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Google+ SDK allowed users to sign in and share with Google+ from third-party apps. It has since been deprecated.

Total Apps
1.07k
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
723
Games
344
Total Downloads
65.83m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
52.18m
Game Downloads
13.65m

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

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Linkedin Sdk. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Linkedin SDK is based on REST+JSON, enabling you to build robust, scalable apps.

Total Apps
954
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
954
Games
0
Total Downloads
24.40m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
24.40m
Game Downloads
0

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

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Login with Amazon LWA. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Login with Amazon lets you protect your customer information by leveraging the user authentication system used by Amazon.com. Login with Amazon is based on OAuth 2.0, which has been broadly adopted for user authorized exchanges across sites.

Total Apps
947
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
911
Games
36
Total Downloads
1.24b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
1.07b
Game Downloads
164.34m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Login with Amazon LWA.

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

Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.

Total Apps
714
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
644
Games
70
Total Downloads
116.71m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
100.01m
Game Downloads
16.70m

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

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

FHSTwitterEngine is an SDK that can authenticate using OAuth and/or xAuth. It can also help you make requests to just about every API endpoint.

Total Apps
627
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
591
Games
36
Total Downloads
279.35m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
220.46m
Game Downloads
58.89m

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

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

Gigya is an SDK that delivers value by understanding who your customers are and how they want to engage. This is facilitated via our customer data and CIAM solutions.

Total Apps
547
App Store
App Share
<1%
App Store
Apps
545
Games
2
Total Downloads
636.49m
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
634.54m
Game Downloads
1.95m

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

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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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