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Top 14 Connected Devices SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 21 Apr 2024 CET
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Top 14 Connected Devices SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play

We at 42matters have identified the 14 most popular Connected Devices SDKs leveraged by Android apps available on the Android app market.

Connected Device SDKs can be used to build apps capable of communicating with devices like smart thermostats, security cameras, wearables, etc. They're especially helpful for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity. They enable apps to access device sensors, data streams, and other device-specific features.

This list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and the 2,300+ SDKs they use – 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 APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

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

Among all apps utilizing connected devices SDKs, 57.73% have integrated BLE Library Bluetooth Low Energy. This accounts for 28.35% of app downloads within the connected devices SDK category.

Total Apps
7.88k
Google Play
App Share
57.73%
Google Play
Apps
7.85k
Games
32
Total Downloads
1.85b
Google Play
Download Share
28.35%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.83b
Game Downloads
18.65m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use BLE Library Bluetooth Low Energy.

Among all apps utilizing connected devices SDKs, 19.07% have integrated Estimote. This accounts for 2.77% of app downloads within the connected devices SDK category.

Estimote offers location and proximity solutions with a programmable IoT stack using Bluetooth, Ultra Wideband, and LTE / NB-IoT connectivity via SDK.

Total Apps
2.60k
Google Play
App Share
19.07%
Google Play
Apps
2.60k
Games
5
Total Downloads
181.14m
Google Play
Download Share
2.77%
Google Play
App Downloads
181.10m
Game Downloads
46.20k

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

Among all apps utilizing connected devices SDKs, 14.93% have integrated Sensor Data Analytics. This accounts for 51.51% of app downloads within the connected devices SDK category.

Sensor Data Analytics offers big data analysis and marketing technology services. This includes all-channel data collection, full-domain user IDs, full-scene multi-dimensional data analysis, and accurate full-channel user reach that helps enterprises realize the digitization of full-process marketing.

Total Apps
2.04k
Google Play
App Share
14.93%
Google Play
Apps
897
Games
1.14k
Total Downloads
3.36b
Google Play
Download Share
51.51%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.60b
Game Downloads
765.72m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Sensor Data Analytics.

Among all apps utilizing connected devices SDKs, 6.95% have integrated Tuya Smart Home. This accounts for 1.16% of app downloads within the connected devices SDK category.

Total Apps
949
Google Play
App Share
6.95%
Google Play
Apps
947
Games
2
Total Downloads
76.04m
Google Play
Download Share
1.16%
Google Play
App Downloads
76.04m
Game Downloads
228

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Tuya Smart Home.

Among all apps utilizing connected devices SDKs, <1% have integrated Garmin ConnectIQ. This accounts for 1.22% of app downloads within the connected devices SDK category.

Total Apps
93
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
92
Games
1
Total Downloads
79.80m
Google Play
Download Share
1.22%
Google Play
App Downloads
79.79m
Game Downloads
18.15k

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

Among all apps utilizing connected devices SDKs, <1% have integrated PebbleKit. This accounts for 1.38% of app downloads within the connected devices SDK category.

Pebble is a discontinued smartwatch developed by Pebble Technology Corporation. The PebbleKit SDK enabled communications via Pebble devices.

Total Apps
75
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
74
Games
1
Total Downloads
90.05m
Google Play
Download Share
1.38%
Google Play
App Downloads
90.05m
Game Downloads
2.81k

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

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

Total Apps
12
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
12
Games
0
Total Downloads
535.15k
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
535.15k
Game Downloads
0

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

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

The Sensorberg SDK offers all building systems in one platform. Digitalization from access to building control systems. Sensorberg's own hardware, which can do much more than open doors.

Total Apps
6
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
6
Games
0
Total Downloads
55.21k
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
55.21k
Game Downloads
0

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

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

Kionix is a MEMS manufacturer of high quality microelectromechanical (MEMS) systems, including accelerometers, gyroscopes and sensor fusion inertial sensor.

Total Apps
5
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
5
Games
0
Total Downloads
7.41k
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
7.41k
Game Downloads
0

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

Among all apps utilizing connected devices SDKs, <1% have integrated Herow by Connecthings. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the connected devices SDK category.

Herow by Connecthings is a privacy-first SDK for mobile marketers to create geofences on iOS and Android devices. Create geofencing alerts that respect the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Total Apps
3
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
3
Games
0
Total Downloads
246.39k
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
219.55k
Game Downloads
26.84k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Herow by Connecthings.

Among all apps utilizing connected devices SDKs, <1% have integrated Jawbone UP Platform. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the connected devices SDK category.

Jawbone is an SDK client based on .NET for data exchange with the Jawbone server.

Total Apps
3
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
3
Games
0
Total Downloads
286.64k
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
286.64k
Game Downloads
0

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Jawbone UP Platform.

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

Sphero makes undeniably cool, programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools that transform the way kids learn, create, and invent through coding, science, music, and the arts. The Sphero ecosystem of tools and content gives kids, teachers, and parents of all learning and coding abilities a blank canvas to solve challenges at home, in school, and beyond.

Total Apps
2
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
2
Games
0
Total Downloads
3.02m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.83m
Game Downloads
184.16k

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

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

ActiGraph is the leading provider of medical-grade wearable activity and sleep monitoring solutions for the global research community.

Total Apps
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
Games
Total Downloads
1.93k
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.93k
Game Downloads
0

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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does 42matters collect this data?'

We’ve developed a number of machine learning algorithms that scan millions of mobile and connected TV (CTV) applications on a regular basis. In addition, we collect ground truth app performance intelligence and use this data to build statistical models that estimate the performance of apps for which we do not have ground truth data.

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