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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 88% 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

88%

TOTAL APPS

2.03m

APPLICATIONS

1.78m

GAMES

253.32k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

91%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

626.74b

APP DOWNLOADS

431.97b

GAME DOWNLOADS

194.55b


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


2) Google Analytics


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 20% have Google Analytics integrated, covering 29% 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

20%

TOTAL APPS

465.31k

APPLICATIONS

407.25k

GAMES

58.05k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

29%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

199.83b

APP DOWNLOADS

155.96b

GAME DOWNLOADS

43.87b


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

454.16k

APPLICATIONS

428.32k

GAMES

25.83k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

32%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

225.07b

APP DOWNLOADS

157.82b

GAME DOWNLOADS

67.24b


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 9% have Fabric Answers integrated, covering 6% 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

9%

TOTAL APPS

214.21k

APPLICATIONS

202.14k

GAMES

12.07k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

6%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

46.24b

APP DOWNLOADS

31.22b

GAME DOWNLOADS

15.02b


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

171.47k

APPLICATIONS

160.53k

GAMES

10.94k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

7%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

48.95b

APP DOWNLOADS

24.2b

GAME DOWNLOADS

24.74b


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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

74.58k

APPLICATIONS

38.19k

GAMES

36.39k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

20%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

137.34b

APP DOWNLOADS

43.52b

GAME DOWNLOADS

93.59b


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7) 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

47.14k

APPLICATIONS

44.13k

GAMES

3.01k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

9b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.05b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.95b


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8) 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

46.12k

APPLICATIONS

44.53k

GAMES

1.59k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

2.71b

APP DOWNLOADS

2.56b

GAME DOWNLOADS

150.03m


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9) ACRA


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 1% 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

1%

TOTAL APPS

43.74k

APPLICATIONS

41.12k

GAMES

2.62k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.37b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.07b

GAME DOWNLOADS

303.42m


Browse all apps that have ACRA 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

42.04k

APPLICATIONS

27.03k

GAMES

15.02k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

16%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

114.71b

APP DOWNLOADS

65.28b

GAME DOWNLOADS

49.21b


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

23.9k

APPLICATIONS

23.86k

GAMES

39

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.39b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.25b

GAME DOWNLOADS

139.49m


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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