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We here at 42matters have identified the three most popular Backend SDKs leveraged by Android apps available on the Android app market. These SDKs make it easy for developers to create, configure, and implement scalable mobile applications by seamlessly provisioning and managing their applications’ backend. This data is also available via our API and Explorer.


Our list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and over 1,200 SDKs integrated into them – that constitute the vast inventory of the Google Play Store. The details contained herein are meant to provide app publishers seeking to build a scalable app with a list of the most trusted Backend SDK options. Our list is also meant to help SDK publishers understand their biggest competitors, and offer market researchers a tantalizing glimpse into the sort of market insights our technology can provide.

1) Google Firebase


Out of all apps that use backend SDKs 98% have Google Firebase integrated, covering 98% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Firebase is Google's mobile platform SDK that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps and grow your business.

APP SHARE

98%

TOTAL APPS

2.23m

APPLICATIONS

1.94m

GAMES

291.14k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

98%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

855.3b

APP DOWNLOADS

589.32b

GAME DOWNLOADS

265.98b


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


2) Sentry


Out of all apps that use backend SDKs 4% have Sentry integrated, covering 1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

The official Sentry SDK for iOS, tvOS, macOS, watchOS. This SDK is written in Objective-C, but also provides a nice Swift interface.

APP SHARE

4%

TOTAL APPS

92.27k

APPLICATIONS

91.29k

GAMES

972

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

13.29b

APP DOWNLOADS

9.03b

GAME DOWNLOADS

4.27b


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


3) Microsoft Visual Studio App Center


Out of all apps that use backend SDKs 3% have Microsoft Visual Studio App Center integrated, covering 4% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Microsoft App Center is your continuous integration, delivery, and learning solution for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS apps. Get faster release cycles, higher-quality apps, and the insights to build what users want.

APP SHARE

3%

TOTAL APPS

71.14k

APPLICATIONS

68.46k

GAMES

2.68k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

4%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

35.55b

APP DOWNLOADS

26.76b

GAME DOWNLOADS

8.79b


Browse all apps that have Microsoft Visual Studio App Center 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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