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Top 20 User Interface and Graphics SDKs Used in iOS Apps on the Apple App Store
Last update: 11 Jul 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
1.66m
App Store
App Share
99.99%
App Store
Apps
1.46m
Games
199.13k
Total Downloads
401.06b
App Store
Download Share
99.99%
App Store
App Downloads
301.92b
Game Downloads
99.14b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 10.11% have integrated MBProgressHUD. This accounts for 14.36% 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
168.28k
App Store
App Share
10.11%
App Store
Apps
163.46k
Games
4.83k
Total Downloads
57.60b
App Store
Download Share
14.36%
App Store
App Downloads
53.15b
Game Downloads
4.45b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 9.28% have integrated Lottie by Airbnb. This accounts for 32.46% 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
154.47k
App Store
App Share
9.28%
App Store
Apps
152.62k
Games
1.85k
Total Downloads
130.18b
App Store
Download Share
32.46%
App Store
App Downloads
126.50b
Game Downloads
3.68b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 7.27% have integrated IQKeyboardManager. This accounts for 4.65% 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
120.99k
App Store
App Share
7.27%
App Store
Apps
120.08k
Games
914
Total Downloads
18.66b
App Store
Download Share
4.65%
App Store
App Downloads
18.39b
Game Downloads
275.89m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 6.53% have integrated SVProgressHUD. This accounts for 6.32% 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
108.68k
App Store
App Share
6.53%
App Store
Apps
106.53k
Games
2.15k
Total Downloads
25.36b
App Store
Download Share
6.32%
App Store
App Downloads
24.07b
Game Downloads
1.28b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 5.13% have integrated Calloutview. This accounts for 1.16% 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
85.28k
App Store
App Share
5.13%
App Store
Apps
84.96k
Games
322
Total Downloads
4.67b
App Store
Download Share
1.16%
App Store
App Downloads
4.67b
Game Downloads
3.75m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 4.20% have integrated Toast-Swift. This accounts for 1.35% 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
69.83k
App Store
App Share
4.20%
App Store
Apps
68.89k
Games
933
Total Downloads
5.43b
App Store
Download Share
1.35%
App Store
App Downloads
4.94b
Game Downloads
483.14m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 4.11% have integrated SnapKit. This accounts for 7.09% 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
68.34k
App Store
App Share
4.11%
App Store
Apps
67.58k
Games
761
Total Downloads
28.44b
App Store
Download Share
7.09%
App Store
App Downloads
27.93b
Game Downloads
514.15m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 2.25% have integrated NVActivityIndicatorView. This accounts for 1.29% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The NVActivityIndicatorView SDK is a collection of awesome loading animations.

Total Apps
37.45k
App Store
App Share
2.25%
App Store
Apps
37.17k
Games
271
Total Downloads
5.17b
App Store
Download Share
1.29%
App Store
App Downloads
5.07b
Game Downloads
100.01m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 2.18% have integrated TTTAttributedLabel. This accounts for 7.04% 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
36.24k
App Store
App Share
2.18%
App Store
Apps
36.04k
Games
203
Total Downloads
28.23b
App Store
Download Share
7.04%
App Store
App Downloads
26.99b
Game Downloads
1.24b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.95% have integrated Masonry. This accounts for 3.16% 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
32.49k
App Store
App Share
1.95%
App Store
Apps
31.91k
Games
585
Total Downloads
12.66b
App Store
Download Share
3.16%
App Store
App Downloads
11.58b
Game Downloads
1.08b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.88% have integrated ALToastView. This accounts for 10.71% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

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

Total Apps
31.29k
App Store
App Share
1.88%
App Store
Apps
5.66k
Games
25.63k
Total Downloads
42.95b
App Store
Download Share
10.71%
App Store
App Downloads
7.31b
Game Downloads
35.64b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.84% have integrated DACircularProgress. This accounts for 2.61% 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
30.55k
App Store
App Share
1.84%
App Store
Apps
30.27k
Games
283
Total Downloads
10.46b
App Store
Download Share
2.61%
App Store
App Downloads
9.88b
Game Downloads
588.33m

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
27.24k
App Store
App Share
1.64%
App Store
Apps
27.18k
Games
60
Total Downloads
2.92b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
2.92b
Game Downloads
6.14m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.49% have integrated iCarousel. This accounts for 3.87% 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
24.76k
App Store
App Share
1.49%
App Store
Apps
24.28k
Games
480
Total Downloads
15.54b
App Store
Download Share
3.87%
App Store
App Downloads
15.27b
Game Downloads
264.93m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.41% have integrated TPKeyboardAvoiding. This accounts for 2.45% 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
23.43k
App Store
App Share
1.41%
App Store
Apps
23.27k
Games
163
Total Downloads
9.81b
App Store
Download Share
2.45%
App Store
App Downloads
9.17b
Game Downloads
636.59m

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 1.55% 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
19.43k
App Store
App Share
1.17%
App Store
Apps
19.32k
Games
108
Total Downloads
6.23b
App Store
Download Share
1.55%
App Store
App Downloads
6.13b
Game Downloads
107.78m

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
19.22k
App Store
App Share
1.16%
App Store
Apps
19.13k
Games
91
Total Downloads
2.76b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
2.69b
Game Downloads
67.99m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 1.12% 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
18.64k
App Store
App Share
1.12%
App Store
Apps
18.59k
Games
50
Total Downloads
3.53b
App Store
Download Share
<1%
App Store
App Downloads
3.52b
Game Downloads
4.99m

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

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