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Top 20 Developer Frameworks and No-Code-Development SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 12 Apr 2024 CET
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Top 20 Developer Frameworks and No-Code-Development SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play

We at 42matters have identified the 20 most popular Developer Frameworks and No-Code-Development SDKs leveraged by Android apps available on the Android app market.

Developer Framework and No-Code-Development SDKs provide developers with pre-built components, templates, and APIs to simplify and accelerate the software development process. They are designed to provide a foundation for building software applications, giving developers reusable components and libraries for building the backend, frontend, and database components of an application. They also commonly enable cross-platform development.

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 Developer Frameworks and No-Code-Development 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 developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 80.50% have integrated Kotlin. This accounts for 95.73% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Total Apps
1.78m
Google Play
App Share
80.50%
Google Play
Apps
1.62m
Games
162.41k
Total Downloads
962.43b
Google Play
Download Share
95.73%
Google Play
App Downloads
678.80b
Game Downloads
283.63b

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 18.17% have integrated Flutter. This accounts for 3.70% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Flutter is Google's UI toolkit SDK for crafting beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.

Total Apps
401.54k
Google Play
App Share
18.17%
Google Play
Apps
391.93k
Games
9.61k
Total Downloads
37.22b
Google Play
Download Share
3.70%
Google Play
App Downloads
34.83b
Game Downloads
2.40b

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 14.49% have integrated React Native. This accounts for 6.43% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

The React Native SDK combines the best parts of native development with React, a best-in-class JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

Total Apps
320.19k
Google Play
App Share
14.49%
Google Play
Apps
315.65k
Games
4.54k
Total Downloads
64.63b
Google Play
Download Share
6.43%
Google Play
App Downloads
63.89b
Game Downloads
740.25m

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 14.41% have integrated Facebook Yoga. This accounts for 11.35% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Facebook Yoga is a cross-platform layout engine SDK which implements Flexbox.

Total Apps
318.49k
Google Play
App Share
14.41%
Google Play
Apps
313.96k
Games
4.53k
Total Downloads
114.14b
Google Play
Download Share
11.35%
Google Play
App Downloads
113.41b
Game Downloads
733.55m

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 13.26% have integrated Apache Cordova PhoneGap. This accounts for 1.50% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

The Cordova SDK wraps your HTML/JavaScript app into a native container which can access the device functions of several platforms. These functions are exposed via a unified JavaScript API, allowing you to easily write one set of code to target nearly every phone or tablet on the market today and publish to their app stores.

Total Apps
292.91k
Google Play
App Share
13.26%
Google Play
Apps
273.76k
Games
19.15k
Total Downloads
15.10b
Google Play
Download Share
1.50%
Google Play
App Downloads
12.80b
Game Downloads
2.30b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Apache Cordova PhoneGap.

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 4.20% have integrated Expo. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Total Apps
92.84k
Google Play
App Share
4.20%
Google Play
Apps
90.64k
Games
2.20k
Total Downloads
2.67b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.61b
Game Downloads
61.34m

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 3.69% have integrated Ionic Framework. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Total Apps
81.63k
Google Play
App Share
3.69%
Google Play
Apps
79.20k
Games
2.43k
Total Downloads
1.83b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.61b
Game Downloads
222.18m

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 3.22% have integrated Fabric. This accounts for 2.73% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Firebase is Google's mobile platform SDK that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps and grow your business.

Total Apps
71.06k
Google Play
App Share
3.22%
Google Play
Apps
68.12k
Games
2.93k
Total Downloads
27.48b
Google Play
Download Share
2.73%
Google Play
App Downloads
21.11b
Game Downloads
6.38b

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 3.18% have integrated Microsoft Visual Studio App Center. This accounts for 4.30% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Microsoft App Center is your continuous integration, delivery, and learning solution for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS apps. Get faster release cycles, higher-quality apps, and the insights to build what users want.

Total Apps
70.20k
Google Play
App Share
3.18%
Google Play
Apps
67.94k
Games
2.25k
Total Downloads
43.20b
Google Play
Download Share
4.30%
Google Play
App Downloads
33.99b
Game Downloads
9.22b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Microsoft Visual Studio App Center.

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 3.13% have integrated Mono Project. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Total Apps
69.21k
Google Play
App Share
3.13%
Google Play
Apps
67.71k
Games
1.50k
Total Downloads
2.46b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.67b
Game Downloads
784.80m

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 3.08% have integrated Xamarin. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Xamarin is an open-source framework SDK for building iOS, Android, and Windows apps.

Total Apps
68.08k
Google Play
App Share
3.08%
Google Play
Apps
66.76k
Games
1.32k
Total Downloads
2.41b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.67b
Game Downloads
738.60m

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 2.55% have integrated Capacitor. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Total Apps
56.30k
Google Play
App Share
2.55%
Google Play
Apps
54.92k
Games
1.38k
Total Downloads
2.57b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.36b
Game Downloads
210.91m

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, 2.16% have integrated MIT App Inventor. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment SDK that allows everyone – even children – to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets.

Total Apps
47.78k
Google Play
App Share
2.16%
Google Play
Apps
44.66k
Games
3.12k
Total Downloads
1.30b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.20b
Game Downloads
105.12m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use MIT App Inventor.

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, <1% have integrated Yandex DivKit. This accounts for 5.13% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Total Apps
19.13k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
8.63k
Games
10.50k
Total Downloads
51.60b
Google Play
Download Share
5.13%
Google Play
App Downloads
19.70b
Game Downloads
31.90b

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, <1% have integrated Huawei AppGallery Connect. This accounts for 1.51% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Huawei AppGallery Connect is your one-stop open platform covering the entire app lifecycle: innovation, development, distribution, operation, and analysis. Build and run your apps faster and better, while growing your experience and revenue.

Total Apps
12.72k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
12.61k
Games
115
Total Downloads
15.21b
Google Play
Download Share
1.51%
Google Play
App Downloads
14.84b
Game Downloads
364.33m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Huawei AppGallery Connect.

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, <1% have integrated Parse. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Parse is the most used open-source framework for developing application backends.

Total Apps
11.10k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
10.43k
Games
669
Total Downloads
3.77b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.60b
Game Downloads
1.17b

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, <1% have integrated Adobe AIR. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

The Adobe AIR SDK enables developers to create and package cross-platform games and apps for major platforms like iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac OS.

Total Apps
9.40k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
4.65k
Games
4.76k
Total Downloads
7.52b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
947.07m
Game Downloads
6.57b

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, <1% have integrated OpenTK. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

The OpenTK SDK is an Open Toolkit library. It's a fast, low-level C# wrapper for OpenGL and OpenAL. It can be used standalone or inside a GUI on Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, or iOS.

Total Apps
7.88k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
7.47k
Games
410
Total Downloads
354.28m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
246.83m
Game Downloads
107.45m

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, <1% have integrated Appcelerator Titanium. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

Appcelerator Titanium offers an open, extensible development environment for creating beautiful native apps across different mobile devices and OSs, including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry, as well as hybrid and HTML5. It also includes an open source SDK with over 5,000 device and mobile operating system APIs, Studio, a powerful Eclipse-based IDE, Alloy, an MVC framework, and Cloud Services for a ready-to-use mobile backend.

Total Apps
7.43k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
7.39k
Games
42
Total Downloads
143.04m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
138.34m
Game Downloads
4.70m

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

Among all apps utilizing developer frameworks and no-code-development SDKs, <1% have integrated AppsGeyser. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the developer frameworks and no-code-development SDK category.

AppsGeyser is a free and simple SDK to create, download, distribute and monetize your app.

Total Apps
4.80k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
4.16k
Games
642
Total Downloads
149.00m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
129.30m
Game Downloads
19.70m

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

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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.

What SDK data does 42matters collect?'

We track over 2,300 of the most popular SDKs integrated in iOS and Android apps. We collect a variety of SDK insights (title, platform, ID, category, and developer website); performance metrics (the number of apps that have installed each SDK, installation and removal trends, and app downloads); market share statistics (including market share per app category); and more!

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