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Top 20 Backend and Cloud SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 23 Jul 2024 CET
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Top 20 Backend and Cloud SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play

We at 42matters have identified the 20 most popular Backend and Cloud SDKs leveraged by Android apps available on the Android app market.

Backend and Cloud SDKs provide developers with an easy way to add backend and cloud functionalities to mobile apps that require server-side processing or cloud-based services. These SDKs may include features such as serverless computing, storage, database integration, messaging, and similar capabilities.

This list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and the 2,300+ SDKs they use – that constitute the vast inventory of the Google Play Store. The accompanying data provides readers with a glimpse into the rich mobile application insights generated by the 42matters technology. This data is also available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

The intended purpose of this article is to assist app builders in their search for the perfect Backend and Cloud SDK to leverage in their app, as well as to give SDK developers insight into their biggest competitors and potential customers. This data collected by our technology may also serve as a useful tool for folks researching the wider mobile app market.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 47.90% have integrated Amazon AWS. This accounts for 28.04% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

The Amazon Web Services SDK offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services.

Total Apps
48.48k
Google Play
App Share
47.90%
Google Play
Apps
47.76k
Games
714
Total Downloads
38.38b
Google Play
Download Share
28.04%
Google Play
App Downloads
29.23b
Game Downloads
9.15b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Amazon AWS.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 38.67% have integrated Amazon AWS Cognito Federated Identities. This accounts for 23.46% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
39.13k
Google Play
App Share
38.67%
Google Play
Apps
38.50k
Games
632
Total Downloads
32.12b
Google Play
Download Share
23.46%
Google Play
App Downloads
23.65b
Game Downloads
8.47b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Amazon AWS Cognito Federated Identities.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 18.39% have integrated Yandex DivKit. This accounts for 43.66% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
18.61k
Google Play
App Share
18.39%
Google Play
Apps
8.39k
Games
10.22k
Total Downloads
59.76b
Google Play
Download Share
43.66%
Google Play
App Downloads
22.12b
Game Downloads
37.65b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Yandex DivKit.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 13.22% have integrated Huawei Mobile Services HMS. This accounts for 17.23% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
13.38k
Google Play
App Share
13.22%
Google Play
Apps
13.26k
Games
122
Total Downloads
23.58b
Google Play
Download Share
17.23%
Google Play
App Downloads
23.17b
Game Downloads
408.86m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Huawei Mobile Services HMS.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 6.92% have integrated Parse. This accounts for 2.75% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Parse is the most used open-source framework for developing application backends.

Total Apps
7.00k
Google Play
App Share
6.92%
Google Play
Apps
6.67k
Games
335
Total Downloads
3.76b
Google Play
Download Share
2.75%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.60b
Game Downloads
1.16b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Parse.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 6.65% have integrated Amazon AWS Amplify Framework. This accounts for 1.36% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
6.73k
Google Play
App Share
6.65%
Google Play
Apps
6.72k
Games
17
Total Downloads
1.87b
Google Play
Download Share
1.36%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.85b
Game Downloads
19.68m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Amazon AWS Amplify Framework.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 6.35% have integrated Microsoft Azure. This accounts for 2.39% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Azure is a cloud computing service SDK created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers.

Total Apps
6.43k
Google Play
App Share
6.35%
Google Play
Apps
6.39k
Games
36
Total Downloads
3.27b
Google Play
Download Share
2.39%
Google Play
App Downloads
3.13b
Game Downloads
134.51m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Microsoft Azure.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 5.18% have integrated Amazon AWS Kinesis. This accounts for 8.59% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
5.24k
Google Play
App Share
5.18%
Google Play
Apps
4.74k
Games
500
Total Downloads
11.76b
Google Play
Download Share
8.59%
Google Play
App Downloads
4.99b
Game Downloads
6.77b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Amazon AWS Kinesis.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 4.52% have integrated Spring Framework. This accounts for 2.42% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
4.58k
Google Play
App Share
4.52%
Google Play
Apps
4.47k
Games
102
Total Downloads
3.32b
Google Play
Download Share
2.42%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.33b
Game Downloads
1.99b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Spring Framework.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 2.45% have integrated Alibaba Cloud Aliyun OSS. This accounts for 4.59% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) is an encrypted, secure, cost-effective, and easy-to-use object storage SDK that enables you to store, back up, and archive large amounts of data in the cloud, with a guaranteed durability of 99.9999999999%(12 9’s).

Total Apps
2.48k
Google Play
App Share
2.45%
Google Play
Apps
2.35k
Games
126
Total Downloads
6.28b
Google Play
Download Share
4.59%
Google Play
App Downloads
5.87b
Game Downloads
403.32m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Alibaba Cloud Aliyun OSS.

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Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 2.44% have integrated Amazon Simple Notification Service SNS. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
2.47k
Google Play
App Share
2.44%
Google Play
Apps
2.45k
Games
16
Total Downloads
1.14b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.07b
Game Downloads
64.43m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Amazon Simple Notification Service SNS.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 1.06% have integrated Netcetera 3DS. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
1.07k
Google Play
App Share
1.06%
Google Play
Apps
1.07k
Games
0
Total Downloads
812.06m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
812.06m
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Netcetera 3DS.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, <1% have integrated Tencent Cloud. This accounts for 2.73% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
675
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
583
Games
92
Total Downloads
3.74b
Google Play
Download Share
2.73%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.75b
Game Downloads
987.63m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Tencent Cloud.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, <1% have integrated Cloudrail. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

CloudRail is an API integration SDK that speeds up the process of integrating third-party APIs into applications and maintaining them. It does so by providing libraries for multiple platforms featuring abstraction layers that combine similar services behind a common interface.

Total Apps
148
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
148
Games
0
Total Downloads
329.01m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
318.08m
Game Downloads
10.93m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Cloudrail.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, <1% have integrated SAP Cloud. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
139
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
139
Games
0
Total Downloads
14.66m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
14.52m
Game Downloads
138.04k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use SAP Cloud.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, <1% have integrated WNS SDK. This accounts for 1.11% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

The WNS SDK offers mobile push TPNS (Tencent Push Notification Service), providing you with a stable, fast, and high-arrival App push service.

Total Apps
96
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
65
Games
31
Total Downloads
1.52b
Google Play
Download Share
1.11%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.10b
Game Downloads
414.80m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use WNS SDK.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, <1% have integrated Tinker by Tencent . This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
45
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
21
Games
24
Total Downloads
942.33m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
927.87m
Game Downloads
14.46m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Tinker by Tencent .

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, <1% have integrated WindVane by Alibaba. This accounts for 1.38% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
33
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
33
Games
0
Total Downloads
1.90b
Google Play
Download Share
1.38%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.90b
Game Downloads
32

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use WindVane by Alibaba.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, <1% have integrated IBM Watson. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Watson is an AI platform SDK for professionals, designed for your business. Watson helps you predict and shape future outcomes, automate complex processes, and optimize your employees’ time.

Total Apps
16
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
16
Games
0
Total Downloads
9.85m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
9.83m
Game Downloads
20.12k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use IBM Watson.

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, <1% have integrated Particle SDK. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Particle is an iOS cloud SDK that enables iOS apps to interact with Particle-powered connected products via the Particle Cloud. It’s an easy-to-use wrapper for Particle REST API.

Total Apps
16
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
16
Games
0
Total Downloads
161.47k
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
161.47k
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Particle SDK.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does 42matters collect this data?'

We’ve developed a number of machine learning algorithms that scan millions of mobile and connected TV (CTV) applications on a regular basis. In addition, we collect ground truth app performance intelligence and use this data to build statistical models that estimate the performance of apps for which we do not have ground truth data.

What SDK data does 42matters collect?'

We track over 2,300 of the most popular SDKs integrated in iOS and Android apps. We collect a variety of SDK insights (title, platform, ID, category, and developer website); performance metrics (the number of apps that have installed each SDK, installation and removal trends, and app downloads); market share statistics (including market share per app category); and more!

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