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Top 10 Commerce SDKs Used in Android Apps


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What are the most used commerce SDKs in Android apps? We here at 42matters have pulled together a list of the 10 most popular commerce SDKs on the Android app market. This 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 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 API and Explorer.


For app builders seeking a commerce SDK to leverage in their app, this list outlines the most trusted options on the market. For SDK developers, it provides useful data on both competitors and potential customers. Finally, for market researchers, our list offers a tantalizing sample of the sort of market insights our technology can provide.

1) Google Play In-app billing


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 72% have Google Play In-app billing integrated, covering 89% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Google Play In-App Billing is an SDK that lets developers sell digital content on Android applications. It can be used to sell one-time products, rewarded products, subscriptions, and more.

APP SHARE

72%

TOTAL APPS

319.27k

APPLICATIONS

188.76k

GAMES

130.51k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

89%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

232.32b

APP DOWNLOADS

87.78b

GAME DOWNLOADS

144.53b


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2) Google Play License Verification Library


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 13% have Google Play License Verification Library integrated, covering 7% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Google Play License Verification Library is a licensing service SDK that gives developers the ability to enforce licensing policies for apps that they publish on Google Play. By implementing the SDK, apps are able to query Google Play at run time, obtain the licensing status for the current user, and then allow or disallow further use as appropriate.

APP SHARE

13%

TOTAL APPS

58.4k

APPLICATIONS

44.54k

GAMES

13.86k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

7%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

19.11b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.22b

GAME DOWNLOADS

14.89b


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3) Stripe


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 11% have Stripe integrated, covering 1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

The Stripe SDK is an ideal software platform for forward-thinking businesses around the world. It is a powerful tool designed for internet commerce applications, including subscription services, on-demand marketplaces, e-commerce stores, and crowdfunding platforms.

APP SHARE

11%

TOTAL APPS

49.67k

APPLICATIONS

49.52k

GAMES

155

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.5b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.38b

GAME DOWNLOADS

126.09m


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4) PayPal


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 10% have PayPal integrated, covering 1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

The PayPal Commerce Platform SDK is a flexible payment processing solution for marketplace, crowdfunding, and other commerce platforms. Solutions for partners are a combination of REST APIs and tailored PayPal products, like the Smart Payment Button.

APP SHARE

10%

TOTAL APPS

44.56k

APPLICATIONS

44.35k

GAMES

216

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

2.69b

APP DOWNLOADS

2.56b

GAME DOWNLOADS

125.41m


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5) card.io


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 9% have card.io integrated, covering 3% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

The card SDK allows mobile applications to quickly, easily, and securely scan credit cards. It is a great tool for app developers to leverage as they build their commerce platforms.

APP SHARE

9%

TOTAL APPS

40.93k

APPLICATIONS

40.79k

GAMES

142

DOWNLOAD SHARE

3%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.82b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.92b

GAME DOWNLOADS

898.51m


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6) Anjlab Android In-App Billing v3


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 7% have Anjlab Android In-App Billing v3 integrated, covering 2% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

AnjLab Android In-App Billing v3 is a commerce SDK developed by AnjLab, a team of skilled software development professionals. AnjLab aims to develop performant, scalable, and reliable solutions for companies and app developers around the world.

APP SHARE

7%

TOTAL APPS

34.49k

APPLICATIONS

31.7k

GAMES

2.79k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.14b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.11b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.03b


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7) Braintree


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 7% have Braintree integrated, covering 2% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Braintree is a commerce SDK that enables developers to reach more buyers and drive higher conversion by seamlessly integrating PayPal, Venmo, credit and debit cards, and popular digital wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay. Braintree is a PayPal service that offers innovative payments technology, scalable solutions, and legendary white-glove support.

APP SHARE

7%

TOTAL APPS

32.74k

APPLICATIONS

32.62k

GAMES

120

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

6.41b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.4b

GAME DOWNLOADS

7.11m


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8) Amazon In-App Purchasing


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 4% have Amazon In-App Purchasing integrated, covering 10% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Amazon In-App Purchasing (IAP) is an SDK that gives your app the ability to present, process, and fulfill purchases of digital content and subscriptions. Amazon supports an IAP API for both Android and Web apps.

APP SHARE

4%

TOTAL APPS

20.49k

APPLICATIONS

8.99k

GAMES

11.5k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

10%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

27.22b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.95b

GAME DOWNLOADS

22.27b


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9) Kakao API


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 1% have Kakao API integrated, covering 2% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Kakao API is an SDK that enables Kacao Pay payments via the Kacao Platform Service. This includes payments in various environments, such as PC web, mobile web, and mobile apps.

APP SHARE

1%

TOTAL APPS

8.07k

APPLICATIONS

7.78k

GAMES

292

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

6.94b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.17b

GAME DOWNLOADS

767.95m


Browse all apps that have Kakao API 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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