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Top 20 Backend and Cloud SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 1 Mar 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, 49.63% have integrated Amazon AWS. This accounts for 30.15% 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
59.17k
Google Play
App Share
49.63%
Google Play
Apps
57.85k
Games
1.32k
Total Downloads
36.48b
Google Play
Download Share
30.15%
Google Play
App Downloads
27.47b
Game Downloads
9.00b

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

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 40.28% have integrated Amazon AWS Cognito Federated Identities. This accounts for 25.01% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
48.02k
Google Play
App Share
40.28%
Google Play
Apps
46.79k
Games
1.23k
Total Downloads
30.25b
Google Play
Download Share
25.01%
Google Play
App Downloads
21.92b
Game Downloads
8.33b

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

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 15.55% have integrated Yandex DivKit. This accounts for 40.62% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
18.54k
Google Play
App Share
15.55%
Google Play
Apps
8.44k
Games
10.10k
Total Downloads
49.14b
Google Play
Download Share
40.62%
Google Play
App Downloads
18.78b
Game Downloads
30.36b

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

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 9.91% have integrated Huawei Mobile Services HMS. This accounts for 18.44% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
11.82k
Google Play
App Share
9.91%
Google Play
Apps
11.70k
Games
118
Total Downloads
22.31b
Google Play
Download Share
18.44%
Google Play
App Downloads
21.93b
Game Downloads
371.17m

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

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 9.82% have integrated Parse. This accounts for 3.27% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

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

Total Apps
11.71k
Google Play
App Share
9.82%
Google Play
Apps
10.99k
Games
719
Total Downloads
3.96b
Google Play
Download Share
3.27%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.79b
Game Downloads
1.17b

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

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 7.78% have integrated Microsoft Azure. This accounts for 1.34% 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
9.28k
Google Play
App Share
7.78%
Google Play
Apps
9.22k
Games
59
Total Downloads
1.62b
Google Play
Download Share
1.34%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.49b
Game Downloads
132.72m

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

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 6.26% have integrated Spring Framework. This accounts for 2.70% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
7.46k
Google Play
App Share
6.26%
Google Play
Apps
7.27k
Games
190
Total Downloads
3.27b
Google Play
Download Share
2.70%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.30b
Game Downloads
1.97b

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

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 5.52% have integrated Amazon AWS Amplify Framework. This accounts for 1.37% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
6.58k
Google Play
App Share
5.52%
Google Play
Apps
6.56k
Games
22
Total Downloads
1.66b
Google Play
Download Share
1.37%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.65b
Game Downloads
14.59m

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

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 5.10% have integrated Amazon AWS Kinesis. This accounts for 9.30% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
6.08k
Google Play
App Share
5.10%
Google Play
Apps
5.03k
Games
1.05k
Total Downloads
11.25b
Google Play
Download Share
9.30%
Google Play
App Downloads
4.68b
Game Downloads
6.58b

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

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Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 2.48% have integrated Amazon Simple Notification Service SNS. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
2.96k
Google Play
App Share
2.48%
Google Play
Apps
2.94k
Games
19
Total Downloads
1.10b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.04b
Game Downloads
63.19m

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

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, 2.19% have integrated Alibaba Cloud Aliyun OSS. This accounts for 4.72% 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
2.61k
Google Play
App Share
2.19%
Google Play
Apps
2.46k
Games
147
Total Downloads
5.71b
Google Play
Download Share
4.72%
Google Play
App Downloads
5.33b
Game Downloads
384.13m

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

Among all apps utilizing backend and cloud SDKs, <1% have integrated Tencent Cloud. This accounts for 2.84% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
650
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
568
Games
82
Total Downloads
3.43b
Google Play
Download Share
2.84%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.52b
Game Downloads
913.72m

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

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

Total Apps
626
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
626
Games
0
Total Downloads
843.19m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
843.19m
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 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
272
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
268
Games
4
Total Downloads
338.05m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
327.68m
Game Downloads
10.37m

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
167
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
167
Games
0
Total Downloads
14.21m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
14.07m
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 1.17% 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
131
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
95
Games
36
Total Downloads
1.41b
Google Play
Download Share
1.17%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.03b
Game Downloads
379.54m

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

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
55
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
54
Games
1
Total Downloads
9.07m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
9.05m
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 Tinker by Tencent . This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
40
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
18
Games
22
Total Downloads
837.71m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
823.67m
Game Downloads
14.04m

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 1.47% of app downloads within the backend and cloud SDK category.

Total Apps
31
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
31
Games
0
Total Downloads
1.78b
Google Play
Download Share
1.47%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.78b
Game Downloads
0

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 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
27
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
27
Games
0
Total Downloads
157.75k
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
157.75k
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!

How can I access 42matters’ SDK data?'

The most direct way is to use our SDK Explorer, which is a visual, web-based research platform that enables you to peruse all 2,300+ SDKs that we track. It’s great for market research, lead generation, competitor analysis, etc. However, more technically-inclined folks might prefer our APIs and File Dumps, which enable you to query info for specific apps or SDKs. You can also use our other research platforms (the Explorer and App Watchlist) to view integrated SDKs by app.

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Definitely. The SDK Explorer enables you to sort SDKs by category, identify similar SDKs, analyze SDK reliability, and more. In addition, you can use the App Watchlist and Explorer to monitor your competitors, including which SDKs they add and remove, their current tech stacks, and SDK changelogs. This means you use our solutions not only to find the right SDK for a particular purpose, but also which SDKs you might need to keep up with your rivals.