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Top 15 Analytics SDKs Used in Android Apps


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We at 42matters have run the numbers and determined the 15 most widely leveraged analytics SDKs available on the Android app market. In order to compile our rankings, we used our technology to analyze the millions of mobile applications, and the 1,200+ SDKs integrated into them, that constitute the Google Play Store inventory. This data also gives readers a sneak peak into the rich mobile application insights generated by the 42matters technology. This data is also available via our API and Explorer.


The intended purpose of this article is to assist app builders in their search for the perfect analytics SDK to leverage in their app, as well as to give SDK developers insight into their biggest competitors and potential customers. Furthermore, this list provides market researchers with an intriguing look at the prolific and highly malleable data collected by our technology.

1) Firebase


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 84% have Firebase integrated, covering 90% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform SDK that gives app builders the ability to develop their apps faster, without worrying about infrastructure. It includes functionalities like analytics, databases, messaging and crash reporting so developers can move quickly and focus on their users.

APP SHARE

84%

TOTAL APPS

1.83m

APPLICATIONS

1.6m

GAMES

229.19k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

90%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

500.61b

APP DOWNLOADS

351.02b

GAME DOWNLOADS

149.58b


Browse all apps that have Firebase integrated with our App Market Explorer.


2) Google Analytics


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 26% have Google Analytics integrated, covering 36% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Google Analytics is an analytics SDK that enables app developers to measure user interactions on their app. It is designed to give developers the tools necessary to collect, configure, and analyze data in order to reach the right audience.

APP SHARE

26%

TOTAL APPS

568.58k

APPLICATIONS

489.25k

GAMES

79.33k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

36%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

204.84b

APP DOWNLOADS

159.26b

GAME DOWNLOADS

45.59b


Browse all apps that have Google Analytics integrated with our App Market Explorer.


3) Fabric Crashlytics


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 17% have Fabric Crashlytics integrated, covering 26% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Fabric Crashlytics is the most powerful, lightest weight crash reporting SDK on the market. App developers that leverage Fabric Crashlytics are able to spend less time finding crashes and more time fixing them.

APP SHARE

17%

TOTAL APPS

378.1k

APPLICATIONS

357.25k

GAMES

20.85k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

26%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

149.11b

APP DOWNLOADS

106.91b

GAME DOWNLOADS

42.2b


Browse all apps that have Fabric Crashlytics integrated with our App Market Explorer.


4) Fabric Answers


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 14% have Fabric Answers integrated, covering 21% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Fabric Answers is a mobile analytics SDK. It gives app developers the ability to enable real-time analytics that provide insights into their core goals, such as growth, retention, and engagement.

APP SHARE

14%

TOTAL APPS

315.32k

APPLICATIONS

297.45k

GAMES

17.87k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

21%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

116.76b

APP DOWNLOADS

77.95b

GAME DOWNLOADS

38.8b


Browse all apps that have Fabric Answers integrated with our App Market Explorer.


5) Flurry Analytics


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 7% have Flurry Analytics integrated, covering 9% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Flurry is an analytics SDK provided by Yahoo. It operates under the premise that the right data can help developers answer the hardest questions and optimize their app experience. Flurry mobile app analytics can help developers by analyzing activity across their app portfolio.

APP SHARE

7%

TOTAL APPS

151.76k

APPLICATIONS

140.66k

GAMES

11.1k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

9%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

52.4b

APP DOWNLOADS

26.1b

GAME DOWNLOADS

26.3b


Browse all apps that have Flurry Analytics integrated with our App Market Explorer.


6) Moat


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 4% have Moat integrated, covering 22% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Moat is an always-on analytics SDK that gives developers the ability to measure real-time attention analytics across multiple platforms.

APP SHARE

4%

TOTAL APPS

89.39k

APPLICATIONS

44.39k

GAMES

45k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

22%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

127.17b

APP DOWNLOADS

43.16b

GAME DOWNLOADS

84.01b


Browse all apps that have Moat integrated with our App Market Explorer.


7) ACRA


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 2% have ACRA integrated, covering <1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

ACRA is an analytics SDK that provides application crash reports for Android apps. By alerting developers to the existence of bugs, and giving them the tools to fix them, ACRA can be used to build quality apps that get good reviews.

APP SHARE

2%

TOTAL APPS

59.41k

APPLICATIONS

55.51k

GAMES

3.9k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.32b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.82b

GAME DOWNLOADS

501.28m


Browse all apps that have ACRA integrated with our App Market Explorer.


8) AppsFlyer


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 2% have AppsFlyer integrated, covering 16% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

AppsFlyer is an attribution SDK that provides advertisers with conversion data for their user acquisition and retention campaigns. Via the AppsFlyer dashboard, advertisers are able to monitor which media source was responsible for mobile activity and use this data to optimize their advertising budget.

APP SHARE

2%

TOTAL APPS

47.31k

APPLICATIONS

35.4k

GAMES

11.91k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

16%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

89.18b

APP DOWNLOADS

53b

GAME DOWNLOADS

36.19b


Browse all apps that have AppsFlyer integrated with our App Market Explorer.


9) Amplitude


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 1% have Amplitude integrated, covering 1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

The Amplitude SDK helps app builders create enjoyable customer experiences by providing in-depth insight into user behaviors across the customer journey. It enables developers to understand their users, rapidly improve product experience, and grow their business.

APP SHARE

1%

TOTAL APPS

40.86k

APPLICATIONS

38.59k

GAMES

2.26k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

6.57b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.9b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.67b


Browse all apps that have Amplitude integrated with our App Market Explorer.


10) New Relic


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 1% have New Relic integrated, covering <1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

New Relic offers real-time insights for the modern enterprise via their cloud-based platform SDK. New Relic gives developers, engineers, operations, and management a clear view of what’s happening in today’s complex software environments.

APP SHARE

1%

TOTAL APPS

28.38k

APPLICATIONS

28.33k

GAMES

44

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.69b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.57b

GAME DOWNLOADS

125.66m


Browse all apps that have New Relic integrated with our App Market Explorer.


11) Google Tag Manager


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 1% have Google Tag Manager integrated, covering <1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Google Tag Manager is a free SDK that allows app builders to manage their tags without editing code. Google Tag Manager delivers simple, reliable, easily integrated tag management

APP SHARE

1%

TOTAL APPS

24.94k

APPLICATIONS

21.39k

GAMES

3.55k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.21b

APP DOWNLOADS

1.79b

GAME DOWNLOADS

1.42b


Browse all apps that have Google Tag Manager integrated with our App Market Explorer.


12) Mixpanel


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs <1% have Mixpanel integrated, covering 1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Mixpanel is an SDK that gives app builders the ability to grow their business by helping them understand why users convert, engage, and retain. Developers can use Mixpanel to analyze user behavior across their sites and apps, then send messages and run experiments based on what they learn.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

19.22k

APPLICATIONS

18.98k

GAMES

244

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

6.29b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.84b

GAME DOWNLOADS

446.27m


Browse all apps that have Mixpanel integrated with our App Market Explorer.


Where does the data come from?

We at 42matters scan millions of iOS and Android applications upon their release and as they are updated. We maintain an always up-to-date list of SDKs installed in each application. The download numbers represent estimates. The data collected can be used to compare the distribution of SDKs by category (find the full list of SDKs per category here), and in this way provide a more rigorous understanding of the SDK market share within the broader mobile application landscape. Contact us if you want to learn more.


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