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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 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

86%

TOTAL APPS

1.91m

APPLICATIONS

1.68m

GAMES

235.13k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

91%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

555.63b

APP DOWNLOADS

385.85b

GAME DOWNLOADS

169.76b


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


2) Google Analytics


Out of all apps that use analytics SDKs 23% have Google Analytics integrated, covering 31% 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

23%

TOTAL APPS

510.51k

APPLICATIONS

443.55k

GAMES

66.96k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

31%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

193.91b

APP DOWNLOADS

150.66b

GAME DOWNLOADS

43.25b


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

434.49k

APPLICATIONS

410.37k

GAMES

24.12k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

32%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

198.12b

APP DOWNLOADS

140.26b

GAME DOWNLOADS

57.85b


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 12% have Fabric Answers integrated, covering 10% 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

12%

TOTAL APPS

265.34k

APPLICATIONS

250.86k

GAMES

14.49k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

10%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

66.68b

APP DOWNLOADS

42.26b

GAME DOWNLOADS

24.41b


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

151.78k

APPLICATIONS

141.45k

GAMES

10.33k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

8%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

50.11b

APP DOWNLOADS

24.93b

GAME DOWNLOADS

25.18b


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 21% 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

75.6k

APPLICATIONS

38.65k

GAMES

36.95k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

21%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

131.29b

APP DOWNLOADS

42.7b

GAME DOWNLOADS

88.57b


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

51.38k

APPLICATIONS

48.33k

GAMES

3.05k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.13b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.84b

GAME DOWNLOADS

291.69m


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

46.6k

APPLICATIONS

33.72k

GAMES

12.88k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

16%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

100.96b

APP DOWNLOADS

58.22b

GAME DOWNLOADS

42.74b


Browse all apps that have AppsFlyer 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

44.25k

APPLICATIONS

41.6k

GAMES

2.65k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.81b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.37b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.43b


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

25.02k

APPLICATIONS

24.97k

GAMES

44

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.01b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.88b

GAME DOWNLOADS

123.25m


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

20.07k

APPLICATIONS

17.11k

GAMES

2.97k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.22b

APP DOWNLOADS

1.83b

GAME DOWNLOADS

1.39b


Browse all apps that have Google Tag Manager 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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