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Top 20 Communication SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 21 May 2024 CET
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Top 20 Communication SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play

We at 42matters have gathered a list of the most popular communication SDKs among Android apps on the Android app market.

Communication SDKs enable mobile app developers to integrate communication capabilities, such as messaging tools, video conferencing tools, or voice chat in their apps. This may include features such as messaging, voice calling, video calling, screen sharing, file sharing, and other communication-related capabilities.

This list is based on our analysis of the 2,300+ SDKs integrated in the vast mobile applications inventory of the Google Play Store. It provides a glimpse into the rich mobile application insights generated by 42matters’ technology. This data is available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

The intended purpose of this article is to assist app developers in their search for the perfect communication SDK to leverage in their app, as well as to give SDK developers insight into their biggest competitors and potential customers. The data collected by our technology may also serve as a useful tool for folks researching the wider mobile apps market.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 68.35% have integrated OneSignal. This accounts for 44.10% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

OneSignal is a market leader in customer engagement. The SDK powers mobile and web push and email and in-app messages.

Total Apps
260.41k
Google Play
App Share
68.35%
Google Play
Apps
252.77k
Games
7.65k
Total Downloads
35.39b
Google Play
Download Share
44.10%
Google Play
App Downloads
25.01b
Game Downloads
10.38b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use OneSignal.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 10.69% have integrated 100ms. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
40.73k
Google Play
App Share
10.69%
Google Play
Apps
40.71k
Games
23
Total Downloads
257.74m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
246.56m
Game Downloads
11.18m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use 100ms.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 6.22% have integrated Twilio Programmable Video. This accounts for 1.40% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

The Programmable Video REST API allows you to control your video applications from your back-end server via HTTP requests.

Total Apps
23.69k
Google Play
App Share
6.22%
Google Play
Apps
23.68k
Games
9
Total Downloads
1.12b
Google Play
Download Share
1.40%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.12b
Game Downloads
7.75m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Twilio Programmable Video.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 4.94% have integrated Zoom Zapp. This accounts for 1.90% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. This SDK enables developers to add Zoom functionalities to their apps.

Total Apps
18.83k
Google Play
App Share
4.94%
Google Play
Apps
18.82k
Games
10
Total Downloads
1.53b
Google Play
Download Share
1.90%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.52b
Game Downloads
290.64k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Zoom Zapp.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 3.59% have integrated Agora.io. This accounts for 15.62% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Agora.io provides the building blocks for real-time voice and video communications through a simple and powerful SDK.

Total Apps
13.67k
Google Play
App Share
3.59%
Google Play
Apps
13.31k
Games
352
Total Downloads
12.53b
Google Play
Download Share
15.62%
Google Play
App Downloads
8.55b
Game Downloads
3.98b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Agora.io.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 3.07% have integrated Zendesk. This accounts for 17.15% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Zendesk builds software designed to improve customer relationships.

Total Apps
11.71k
Google Play
App Share
3.07%
Google Play
Apps
11.29k
Games
414
Total Downloads
13.76b
Google Play
Download Share
17.15%
Google Play
App Downloads
11.10b
Game Downloads
2.67b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Zendesk.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 2.32% have integrated Jitsi 8x8 Meet. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
8.82k
Google Play
App Share
2.32%
Google Play
Apps
8.81k
Games
9
Total Downloads
368.89m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
367.84m
Game Downloads
1.05m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Jitsi 8x8 Meet.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 1.79% have integrated PubNub. This accounts for 2.51% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

PubNub is a global Data Stream Network (DSN) and realtime infrastructure-as-a-service. Scale and manage realtime data streams for mobile and web apps with just a few lines of code.

Total Apps
6.81k
Google Play
App Share
1.79%
Google Play
Apps
6.78k
Games
34
Total Downloads
2.02b
Google Play
Download Share
2.51%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.96b
Game Downloads
59.48m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use PubNub.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 1.34% have integrated OpenTok Tokbox by Vonage. This accounts for 1.19% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Vonage APIs (formerly Nexmo and TokBox) help growing startups and agile enterprises enhance customer experience and realize new business outcomes at scale.

Total Apps
5.10k
Google Play
App Share
1.34%
Google Play
Apps
5.09k
Games
8
Total Downloads
953.57m
Google Play
Download Share
1.19%
Google Play
App Downloads
951.72m
Game Downloads
1.85m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use OpenTok Tokbox by Vonage.

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Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Twilio Programmable Voice (VoIP Client). This accounts for 2.59% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

The Programmable Voice SDKs allow you to add voice-over-IP (VoIP) calling directly into your web and native mobile applications.

Total Apps
2.32k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
2.32k
Games
0
Total Downloads
2.08b
Google Play
Download Share
2.59%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.08b
Game Downloads
6.01k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Twilio Programmable Voice (VoIP Client).

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated SendBird. This accounts for 3.43% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Sendbird's chat, voice, and video APIs and SDKs connect users through immersive, modern communication solutions that drive better user experiences.

Total Apps
2.31k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
2.30k
Games
6
Total Downloads
2.75b
Google Play
Download Share
3.43%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.47b
Game Downloads
276.98m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use SendBird.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Sendbird UIKit. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
1.59k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.59k
Games
3
Total Downloads
787.83m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
535.41m
Game Downloads
252.42m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Sendbird UIKit.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Sinch. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Sinch is an SDK that enables developers to connect with customers and make engagement personal with simple, programmable SMS, voice, video, and verification tools.

Total Apps
1.56k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.56k
Games
1
Total Downloads
736.27m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
735.50m
Game Downloads
768.97k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Sinch.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Twilio Programmable Chat. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Twilio Programmable Chat is an SDK that makes it easy for you to add chat features into your web and native mobile applications without building or scaling a real-time chat backend.

Total Apps
1.55k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.55k
Games
2
Total Downloads
156.17m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
156.16m
Game Downloads
5.75k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Twilio Programmable Chat.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated QuickBlox. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

QuickBlox is backend communication platform providing messenger API and SDK for websites and apps.

Total Apps
1.37k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.37k
Games
4
Total Downloads
159.27m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
121.39m
Game Downloads
37.88m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use QuickBlox.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Voximplant. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
1.17k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.17k
Games
2
Total Downloads
595.47m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
592.94m
Game Downloads
2.53m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Voximplant.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Zendesk Chat Zopim. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
1.11k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.11k
Games
0
Total Downloads
526.77m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
502.49m
Game Downloads
24.28m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Zendesk Chat Zopim.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Chat SDK. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
782
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
780
Games
2
Total Downloads
7.33m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
7.04m
Game Downloads
291.48k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Chat SDK.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Stream.io Chat. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
584
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
582
Games
2
Total Downloads
796.09m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
635.14m
Game Downloads
160.95m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Stream.io Chat.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Sendbird Calls. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
538
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
538
Games
0
Total Downloads
308.02m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
308.02m
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Sendbird Calls.

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