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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 78% have Google Play In-app billing integrated, covering 87% 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

78%

TOTAL APPS

286.93k

APPLICATIONS

174.12k

GAMES

112.82k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

87%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

166.79b

APP DOWNLOADS

66.49b

GAME DOWNLOADS

100.3b


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2) Google Play License Verification Library


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 15% have Google Play License Verification Library integrated, covering 9% 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

15%

TOTAL APPS

58.64k

APPLICATIONS

43.95k

GAMES

14.69k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

9%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

18.59b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.74b

GAME DOWNLOADS

11.84b


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3) PayPal


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 8% 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

8%

TOTAL APPS

31.38k

APPLICATIONS

31.15k

GAMES

226

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

2.28b

APP DOWNLOADS

2.16b

GAME DOWNLOADS

123.96m


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4) card.io


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 7% have card.io integrated, covering 7% 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

7%

TOTAL APPS

29k

APPLICATIONS

28.8k

GAMES

203

DOWNLOAD SHARE

7%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

14.91b

APP DOWNLOADS

14.09b

GAME DOWNLOADS

814.22m


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5) Stripe


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 7% 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

7%

TOTAL APPS

26.68k

APPLICATIONS

26.51k

GAMES

172

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

2.17b

APP DOWNLOADS

2.1b

GAME DOWNLOADS

69.85m


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6) Amazon In-App Purchasing


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 6% have Amazon In-App Purchasing integrated, covering 12% 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

6%

TOTAL APPS

23.96k

APPLICATIONS

9.65k

GAMES

14.31k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

12%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

24.27b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.3b

GAME DOWNLOADS

19.97b


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7) Anjlab Android In-App Billing v3


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 6% 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

6%

TOTAL APPS

23.16k

APPLICATIONS

20.94k

GAMES

2.22k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.91b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.42b

GAME DOWNLOADS

1.49b


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8) Braintree


Out of all apps that use commerce SDKs 6% 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

6%

TOTAL APPS

22.99k

APPLICATIONS

22.97k

GAMES

28

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.91b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.9b

GAME DOWNLOADS

4.46m


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9) OpenIAB


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

OpenIAB is a commerce SDK that offers in-app billing solutions for Google Play, SlideMe, Amazon Store, Nokia Store, Samsung Apps, Yandex.Store, Appland, Aptoide, AppMall and Fortumo.

APP SHARE

2%

TOTAL APPS

8.61k

APPLICATIONS

1.63k

GAMES

6.98k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.48b

APP DOWNLOADS

535.36m

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.94b


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10) 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

4.32k

APPLICATIONS

4.08k

GAMES

244

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

5.06b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.53b

GAME DOWNLOADS

530.89m


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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, 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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