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Top 10 Communication SDKs Used in Android Apps


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We here at 42matters have gathered a list of the most popular communication SDKs on the Android app market. This list is based on our analysis of the 1,200+ SDKs integrated into the vast mobile applications inventory of the Google Play Store. The following is a glimpse into the rich mobile application insights generated by 42matters’ technology. This data is also available via our API and 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.

1) OneSignal


Out of all apps that use communication SDKs 62% have OneSignal integrated, covering 11% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

OneSignal is the most widely used push notification provider on the market and the leader in customer engagement. The OneSignal SDK enables mobile push, web push, email, and in-app messages. Furthermore, the OneSignal platform is easy to integrate and will have developers communicating with their users in a flash.

APP SHARE

62%

TOTAL APPS

234.07k

APPLICATIONS

221.95k

GAMES

12.12k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

11%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

19.58b

APP DOWNLOADS

13.04b

GAME DOWNLOADS

6.53b


Browse all apps that have OneSignal integrated with our App Market Explorer.


2) Intercom


Out of all apps that use communication SDKs 6% have Intercom integrated, covering <1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Intercom is a customer communication platform that allows businesses to chat with customers in-app and on their website. Intercom provides a customizable messaging SDK that helps app builders drive growth. The SDK lets developers build integrations, apps or customized workflows on top of the Intercom platform, that enables access to data from users, leads, conversations, events and more.

APP SHARE

6%

TOTAL APPS

23.63k

APPLICATIONS

23.58k

GAMES

47

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

1.37b

APP DOWNLOADS

1.33b

GAME DOWNLOADS

42m


Browse all apps that have Intercom integrated with our App Market Explorer.


3) Urban Airship


Out of all apps that use communication SDKs 2% have Urban Airship integrated, covering 1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Urban Airship enables developers to maximize the moments that matter most to their users. The Urban Airship SDK gives app builders the tools to deliver meaningful, personalized, inspiring messages at every stage of the customer lifecycle, thus nurturing customer lifetime value.

APP SHARE

2%

TOTAL APPS

9.17k

APPLICATIONS

9.03k

GAMES

137

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.27b

APP DOWNLOADS

2.79b

GAME DOWNLOADS

480.42m


Browse all apps that have Urban Airship integrated with our App Market Explorer.


4) Smack


Out of all apps that use communication SDKs 1% have Smack integrated, covering 1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Smack is an Open Source XMPP client library for instant messaging and presence. It can be embedded into applications to create anything from a full XMPP client to simple XMPP integrations, such as sending notification messages.

APP SHARE

1%

TOTAL APPS

5.38k

APPLICATIONS

5.32k

GAMES

59

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.25b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.13b

GAME DOWNLOADS

124.88m


Browse all apps that have Smack integrated with our App Market Explorer.




6) Zendesk


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

Zendesk is a support SDK that allows to integrate a Help Center quickly into your app. Users can then create or update directly Zendesk support requests.

APP SHARE

1%

TOTAL APPS

3.98k

APPLICATIONS

3.79k

GAMES

190

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

4.99b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.52b

GAME DOWNLOADS

1.46b


Browse all apps that have Zendesk integrated with our App Market Explorer.


7) JXMPP


Out of all apps that use communication SDKs <1% have JXMPP integrated, covering <1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

JXMPP is an Open Source library for XMPP. It provides the functionality needed to build an XMPP stack.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

3.4k

APPLICATIONS

3.39k

GAMES

9

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

1.74b

APP DOWNLOADS

1.74b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.65m


Browse all apps that have JXMPP 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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