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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 71% 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

71%

TOTAL APPS

310.5k

APPLICATIONS

182.83k

GAMES

127.67k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

89%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

235.39b

APP DOWNLOADS

86.58b

GAME DOWNLOADS

148.79b


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2) Google Play License Verification Library


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 12% 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

12%

TOTAL APPS

55.79k

APPLICATIONS

42.1k

GAMES

13.69k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

7%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

19.65b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.33b

GAME DOWNLOADS

15.32b


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3) Stripe


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 12% 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

12%

TOTAL APPS

52.68k

APPLICATIONS

52.53k

GAMES

146

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.73b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.6b

GAME DOWNLOADS

130.98m


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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

45.71k

APPLICATIONS

45.5k

GAMES

209

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

2.76b

APP DOWNLOADS

2.64b

GAME DOWNLOADS

120.97m


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5) card.io


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 9% have card.io integrated, covering 2% 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

41.05k

APPLICATIONS

40.91k

GAMES

139

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.55b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.65b

GAME DOWNLOADS

898.67m


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6) Anjlab Android In-App Billing v3


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 8% 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

8%

TOTAL APPS

35.41k

APPLICATIONS

32.54k

GAMES

2.87k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.35b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.24b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.11b


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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

34.08k

APPLICATIONS

33.93k

GAMES

146

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

6.7b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.69b

GAME DOWNLOADS

6.11m


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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 9% 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

19.97k

APPLICATIONS

8.85k

GAMES

11.13k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

9%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

24.28b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.26b

GAME DOWNLOADS

20.02b


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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

8.13k

APPLICATIONS

7.84k

GAMES

282

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.12b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.34b

GAME DOWNLOADS

780.28m


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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