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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 86% have Google 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

86%

TOTAL APPS

1.89m

APPLICATIONS

1.65m

GAMES

234.52k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

90%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

533.34b

APP DOWNLOADS

372.76b

GAME DOWNLOADS

160.57b


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


2) Google Analytics


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 24% have Google Analytics integrated, covering 35% 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

24%

TOTAL APPS

538.93k

APPLICATIONS

465.73k

GAMES

73.19k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

35%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

210.61b

APP DOWNLOADS

164.84b

GAME DOWNLOADS

45.77b


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


3) Fabric Crashlytics


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 16% have Fabric Crashlytics integrated, covering 22% 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

16%

TOTAL APPS

359.31k

APPLICATIONS

339.71k

GAMES

19.6k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

22%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

132.01b

APP DOWNLOADS

93.06b

GAME DOWNLOADS

38.94b


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


4) Fabric Answers


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 13% have Fabric Answers integrated, covering 17% 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

13%

TOTAL APPS

297.32k

APPLICATIONS

280.56k

GAMES

16.76k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

17%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

102.84b

APP DOWNLOADS

66.98b

GAME DOWNLOADS

35.86b


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


5) Flurry Analytics


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 6% have Flurry Analytics integrated, covering 8% 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

6%

TOTAL APPS

146.88k

APPLICATIONS

136.73k

GAMES

10.16k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

8%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

52.03b

APP DOWNLOADS

26.65b

GAME DOWNLOADS

25.38b


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 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

3%

TOTAL APPS

81.57k

APPLICATIONS

41.11k

GAMES

40.46k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

22%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

129.63b

APP DOWNLOADS

42.35b

GAME DOWNLOADS

87.27b


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

56.25k

APPLICATIONS

52.62k

GAMES

3.63k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.26b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.96b

GAME DOWNLOADS

297.44m


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

47.06k

APPLICATIONS

34.89k

GAMES

12.16k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

16%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

95.2b

APP DOWNLOADS

55.74b

GAME DOWNLOADS

39.46b


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

42.37k

APPLICATIONS

39.91k

GAMES

2.45k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.29b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.17b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.12b


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

25.53k

APPLICATIONS

25.5k

GAMES

39

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.81b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.7b

GAME DOWNLOADS

107.73m


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

21.85k

APPLICATIONS

18.69k

GAMES

3.17k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.18b

APP DOWNLOADS

1.8b

GAME DOWNLOADS

1.38b


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


12) Branch - Tune


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

Branch is an industry-leading mobile measurement and deep linking platform. The Branch SDK was designed to increase mobile revenue with enterprise-grade links built to acquire, engage, and measure across all devices, channels, and platforms.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

18.57k

APPLICATIONS

18.02k

GAMES

544

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

17.57b

APP DOWNLOADS

15.67b

GAME DOWNLOADS

1.9b


Browse all apps that have Branch - Tune 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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