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Top 20 User Interface and Graphics SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store
Last update: 12 Apr 2024 CET
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Top 20 User Interface and Graphics SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store

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

User Interface and Graphics SDKs can be used to build apps that require graphical user interfaces (GUI) and high-quality graphics. These SDKs enable developers to leverage UI components, layouts, styling, animation, and other graphical user interface-related capabilities for their apps.

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 User Interface and Graphics 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 user interface and graphics SDKs, 99.99% have integrated Apple UIKit. This accounts for 99.99% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

Total Apps
1.65m
App Store
App Share
99.99%
App Store
Apps
1.45m
Games
196.99k
Total Downloads
389.66b
App Store
Download Share
99.99%
App Store
App Downloads
294.64b
Game Downloads
95.02b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 10.30% have integrated MBProgressHUD. This accounts for 14.81% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

MBProgressHUD is an iOS drop-in class SDK that displays a translucent HUD with an indicator and/or labels while work is being done in a background thread. The HUD is meant as a replacement for the undocumented, private UIKit UIProgressHUD with some additional features.

Total Apps
169.86k
App Store
App Share
10.30%
App Store
Apps
165.04k
Games
4.82k
Total Downloads
57.70b
App Store
Download Share
14.81%
App Store
App Downloads
53.58b
Game Downloads
4.12b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 8.95% have integrated Lottie by Airbnb. This accounts for 30.15% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

Lottie is an iOS, Android, and React Native SDK. It renders After Effects animations in real time, allowing apps to use animations as if they used static images.

Total Apps
147.56k
App Store
App Share
8.95%
App Store
Apps
145.86k
Games
1.69k
Total Downloads
117.48b
App Store
Download Share
30.15%
App Store
App Downloads
115.09b
Game Downloads
2.39b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Lottie by Airbnb.

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 7.33% have integrated IQKeyboardManager. This accounts for 4.66% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

IQKeyboardManager is a universal library SDK that prevents UI/UX issues, such as keyboards sliding up. It's a codeless, drop-in library that covers UITextField/UITextView. You won't need to write any code and there's no setup required.

Total Apps
120.86k
App Store
App Share
7.33%
App Store
Apps
119.97k
Games
900
Total Downloads
18.18b
App Store
Download Share
4.66%
App Store
App Downloads
17.92b
Game Downloads
256.35m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 6.64% have integrated SVProgressHUD. This accounts for 6.55% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The SVProgressHUD SDK is a clean and easy-to-use HUD meant to display the progress of an ongoing task on iOS and tvOS.

Total Apps
109.45k
App Store
App Share
6.64%
App Store
Apps
107.29k
Games
2.17k
Total Downloads
25.53b
App Store
Download Share
6.55%
App Store
App Downloads
24.29b
Game Downloads
1.24b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 5.18% have integrated Calloutview. This accounts for 1.36% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The Calloutview SDK offers a lightweight callout view class for iOS mimicking UICalloutView system control.

Total Apps
85.34k
App Store
App Share
5.18%
App Store
Apps
85.01k
Games
329
Total Downloads
5.29b
App Store
Download Share
1.36%
App Store
App Downloads
5.28b
Game Downloads
4.61m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 4.15% have integrated SnapKit. This accounts for 7.20% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

SnapKit is a DSL to make Auto Layout easy on both iOS and OS X. It's simple and expressive at chaining DSL and allows building constraints with minimal amounts of code while ensuring they are easy to read and understand.

Total Apps
68.45k
App Store
App Share
4.15%
App Store
Apps
67.72k
Games
733
Total Downloads
28.06b
App Store
Download Share
7.20%
App Store
App Downloads
27.57b
Game Downloads
487.00m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 4.05% have integrated Toast-Swift. This accounts for 1.44% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

Toast-Swift is a Swift extension SDK that adds toast notifications to the UIView object class. It is intended to be simple, lightweight, and easy to use. Most toast notifications can be triggered with a single line of code.

Total Apps
66.69k
App Store
App Share
4.05%
App Store
Apps
65.79k
Games
897
Total Downloads
5.60b
App Store
Download Share
1.44%
App Store
App Downloads
4.76b
Game Downloads
837.43m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Toast-Swift.

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 2.26% have integrated NVActivityIndicatorView. This accounts for 1.32% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The NVActivityIndicatorView SDK is a collection of awesome loading animations.

Total Apps
37.26k
App Store
App Share
2.26%
App Store
Apps
37.00k
Games
261
Total Downloads
5.14b
App Store
Download Share
1.32%
App Store
App Downloads
5.04b
Game Downloads
96.53m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 2.25% have integrated TTTAttributedLabel. This accounts for 7.20% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

TTTAttributedLabel is a drop-in replacement SDK for UILabel providing a simple way to performantly render attributed strings.

Total Apps
37.04k
App Store
App Share
2.25%
App Store
Apps
36.84k
Games
201
Total Downloads
28.07b
App Store
Download Share
7.20%
App Store
App Downloads
26.96b
Game Downloads
1.11b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 2.08% have integrated ALToastView. This accounts for 17.14% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The ALToastView SDK facilitates Android's Toast messages for iOS apps.

Total Apps
34.30k
App Store
App Share
2.08%
App Store
Apps
6.34k
Games
27.96k
Total Downloads
66.80b
App Store
Download Share
17.14%
App Store
App Downloads
11.38b
Game Downloads
55.42b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.95% have integrated Masonry. This accounts for 3.13% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

Masonry is a layout SDK which wraps AutoLayout with a nicer syntax. It has its own layout DSL, which provides a chainable way of describing NSLayoutConstraints.

Total Apps
32.22k
App Store
App Share
1.95%
App Store
Apps
31.64k
Games
577
Total Downloads
12.20b
App Store
Download Share
3.13%
App Store
App Downloads
11.17b
Game Downloads
1.03b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.89% have integrated DACircularProgress. This accounts for 2.65% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The DACircularProgress SDK is a UIView subclass with circular UIProgressView properties. It was originally built to be an imitation of Facebook's photo progress indicator.

Total Apps
31.20k
App Store
App Share
1.89%
App Store
Apps
30.90k
Games
296
Total Downloads
10.34b
App Store
Download Share
2.65%
App Store
App Downloads
9.73b
Game Downloads
608.66m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.64% have integrated Cosmos. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

Cosmos is a star rating control SDK for iOS and tvOS written in Swift.

Total Apps
27.11k
App Store
App Share
1.64%
App Store
Apps
27.05k
Games
62
Total Downloads
2.91b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
2.91b
Game Downloads
4.76m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.52% have integrated iCarousel. This accounts for 4.07% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

iCarousel is an SDK designed to simplify the implementation of various types of carousel (pages, scrolling views, etc.) on iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS.

Total Apps
24.99k
App Store
App Share
1.52%
App Store
Apps
24.51k
Games
480
Total Downloads
15.86b
App Store
Download Share
4.07%
App Store
App Downloads
15.62b
Game Downloads
239.95m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.45% have integrated TPKeyboardAvoiding. This accounts for 2.59% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The TPKeyboardAvoiding SDK offers a drop-in universal solution for moving text fields out of the way of the keyboard in iOS.

Total Apps
23.87k
App Store
App Share
1.45%
App Store
Apps
23.71k
Games
159
Total Downloads
10.08b
App Store
Download Share
2.59%
App Store
App Downloads
9.45b
Game Downloads
638.32m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.17% have integrated MarqueeLabel. This accounts for 1.67% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

MarqueeLabel is a UILabel subclass that adds a scrolling marquee effect when the text of the label outgrows the available width. The label scrolling direction and speed can be specified.

Total Apps
19.25k
App Store
App Share
1.17%
App Store
Apps
19.14k
Games
109
Total Downloads
6.49b
App Store
Download Share
1.67%
App Store
App Downloads
6.38b
Game Downloads
105.84m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.16% have integrated SideMenu. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

SideMenu is a simple and versatile side menu control SDK written in Swift.

Total Apps
19.17k
App Store
App Share
1.16%
App Store
Apps
19.08k
Games
90
Total Downloads
2.44b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
2.37b
Game Downloads
66.65m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.14% have integrated ActionSheetPicker. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The ActionSheetPicker SDK enables you to reproduce the dropdown UIPickerView / ActionSheet functionality on iOS apps.

Total Apps
18.86k
App Store
App Share
1.14%
App Store
Apps
18.81k
Games
54
Total Downloads
3.47b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
3.47b
Game Downloads
3.74m

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

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