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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 57% have Google Play In-app billing integrated, covering 80% 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

57%

TOTAL APPS

250.98k

APPLICATIONS

147.67k

GAMES

103.31k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

80%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

222.59b

APP DOWNLOADS

88.05b

GAME DOWNLOADS

134.54b


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2) Stripe


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 13% 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

13%

TOTAL APPS

60.84k

APPLICATIONS

60.67k

GAMES

170

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.75b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.67b

GAME DOWNLOADS

86.5m


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3) PayPal


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 9% 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

9%

TOTAL APPS

43.33k

APPLICATIONS

43.16k

GAMES

166

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.02b

APP DOWNLOADS

2.95b

GAME DOWNLOADS

56.28m


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4) Google Play License Verification Library


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 9% 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

9%

TOTAL APPS

42.22k

APPLICATIONS

29.2k

GAMES

13.02k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

7%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

21.34b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.49b

GAME DOWNLOADS

16.85b


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5) card.io


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 8% 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

8%

TOTAL APPS

38.16k

APPLICATIONS

38.04k

GAMES

126

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.21b

APP DOWNLOADS

7.14b

GAME DOWNLOADS

61.25m


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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

34.1k

APPLICATIONS

31.57k

GAMES

2.53k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.51b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.15b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.36b


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7) Braintree


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 7% have Braintree integrated, covering 3% 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

33.38k

APPLICATIONS

33.3k

GAMES

84

DOWNLOAD SHARE

3%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

8.66b

APP DOWNLOADS

8.64b

GAME DOWNLOADS

9.74m


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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

19.17k

APPLICATIONS

9.74k

GAMES

9.43k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

9%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

25.94b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.78b

GAME DOWNLOADS

21.15b


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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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