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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) Google Firebase


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 87% have Google Firebase integrated, covering 91% 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

87%

TOTAL APPS

1.98m

APPLICATIONS

1.73m

GAMES

245.95k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

91%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

604.66b

APP DOWNLOADS

419.71b

GAME DOWNLOADS

184.89b


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


2) Google Analytics


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 21% have Google Analytics integrated, covering 30% 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

21%

TOTAL APPS

482.99k

APPLICATIONS

421.61k

GAMES

61.38k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

30%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

201.79b

APP DOWNLOADS

158.32b

GAME DOWNLOADS

43.49b


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


3) Firebase Crashlytics Fabric


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 19% have Firebase Crashlytics Fabric integrated, covering 32% 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

19%

TOTAL APPS

448.43k

APPLICATIONS

423.12k

GAMES

25.31k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

32%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

214.48b

APP DOWNLOADS

150.79b

GAME DOWNLOADS

63.66b


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


4) Fabric Answers


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 10% have Fabric Answers integrated, covering 7% 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

10%

TOTAL APPS

233.26k

APPLICATIONS

220.28k

GAMES

12.99k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

7%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

48.64b

APP DOWNLOADS

32.3b

GAME DOWNLOADS

16.33b


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 7% 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

167.23k

APPLICATIONS

156.1k

GAMES

11.12k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

7%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

48.22b

APP DOWNLOADS

23.68b

GAME DOWNLOADS

24.54b


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


6) Moat


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 3% have Moat integrated, covering 20% 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

3%

TOTAL APPS

75.44k

APPLICATIONS

38.29k

GAMES

37.16k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

20%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

133.9b

APP DOWNLOADS

43.75b

GAME DOWNLOADS

91.8b


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


7) AltBeacon by Radius Networks


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

Radius Networks is a location-based transaction platform SDK. The Radius Networks leverages access points to identify customer location to enable efficient order delivery, proximity messaging, and tracking.

APP SHARE

2%

TOTAL APPS

46.93k

APPLICATIONS

45.16k

GAMES

1.77k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

2.63b

APP DOWNLOADS

2.48b

GAME DOWNLOADS

149.99m


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8) 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

46.17k

APPLICATIONS

43.38k

GAMES

2.82k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.23b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.93b

GAME DOWNLOADS

299.36m


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


9) Amplitude


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 2% 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

2%

TOTAL APPS

45.69k

APPLICATIONS

42.84k

GAMES

2.85k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

8.57b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.81b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.74b


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


10) AppsFlyer


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 1% 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

1%

TOTAL APPS

40.98k

APPLICATIONS

26.74k

GAMES

14.24k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

16%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

109.27b

APP DOWNLOADS

62.54b

GAME DOWNLOADS

46.74b


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


11) 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

24.46k

APPLICATIONS

24.41k

GAMES

48

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.28b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.15b

GAME DOWNLOADS

131.92m


Browse all apps that have New Relic 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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