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Top Social SDKs Used in Android Apps


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We here at 42matters have identified the 13 most popular Social SDKs leveraged by Android apps available on the Android app market. These SDKs make it easy for developers to create apps that are integrated into larger social media landscapes. They include such functionalities as streamlined user login, app data and analytics, and various gaming features like leaderboards, in-app achievements, and more. This data is also available via our API and Explorer.


Our 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 details contained herein are meant to provide app publishers seeking to build a scalable app with a list of the most trusted Social SDK options. Our list is also meant to help SDK publishers understand their biggest competitors, and offer market researchers a tantalizing glimpse into the sort of market insights our technology can provide.

1) Facebook


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 53% have Facebook integrated, covering 62% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Facebook offers an SDK that helps app developers build engaging social apps and get more installs. The SDK enables everything from powerful analytics, to Facebook’s secure login feature, to Facebook ads.

APP SHARE

53%

TOTAL APPS

469.86k

APPLICATIONS

407.23k

GAMES

62.63k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

62%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

218.46b

APP DOWNLOADS

125.46b

GAME DOWNLOADS

92.99b


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


2) Fabric


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 34% have Fabric integrated, covering 26% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Fabric offers an SDK that was designed to help app publishers build better apps, understand their users, and grow their business. Fabric offers insight into in-app user actions, drives installs, and delivers revenue.

APP SHARE

34%

TOTAL APPS

300.93k

APPLICATIONS

284.4k

GAMES

16.53k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

26%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

91.4b

APP DOWNLOADS

59.4b

GAME DOWNLOADS

32b


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


3) Google Play Game Services


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 30% have Google Play Game Services integrated, covering 36% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Google Play Game Services is an SDK that provides cross-platform services that gives app developers the ability to easily integrate popular gaming features such as achievements, leaderboards, Saved Games, and real-time multiplayer on their tablet and mobile games.

APP SHARE

30%

TOTAL APPS

267.27k

APPLICATIONS

159.37k

GAMES

107.9k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

36%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

128.13b

APP DOWNLOADS

28.88b

GAME DOWNLOADS

99.23b


Browse all apps that have Google Play Game Services integrated with our App Market Explorer.


4) Twitter Kit


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 6% have Twitter Kit integrated, covering 5% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Twitter Kit is an SDK designed to make interacting with Twitter seamless and efficient for mobile apps. Twitter Kit enables apps to send and display Tweets, and log users in.

APP SHARE

6%

TOTAL APPS

53.62k

APPLICATIONS

49.16k

GAMES

4.46k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

20.58b

APP DOWNLOADS

17.95b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.63b


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


5) Kakao API


Out of all apps that use social SDKs <1% have Kakao API integrated, covering 1% 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

7.99k

APPLICATIONS

7.7k

GAMES

288

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

6.98b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.2b

GAME DOWNLOADS

777.64m


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


6) WeChat by Tencent


Out of all apps that use social SDKs <1% have WeChat by Tencent integrated, covering 4% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

WeChat connects billions of people all across the globe with calls, chats, and more. The WeChat Open Platform SDK lets app developers build mobile apps that support Share to WeChat, Add to Favorites in WeChat, and WeChat Pay.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

6.06k

APPLICATIONS

5.18k

GAMES

879

DOWNLOAD SHARE

4%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

15b

APP DOWNLOADS

10.85b

GAME DOWNLOADS

4.15b


Browse all apps that have WeChat by Tencent integrated with our App Market Explorer.


7) VK VKontakte


Out of all apps that use social SDKs <1% have VK VKontakte integrated, covering 3% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

VK VKontakte is an SDK that provides pre-made solutions for using basic API functions at popular platforms. The VK VKontakte SDK emphasizes each platform's benefits and decreases integration time.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

4.42k

APPLICATIONS

3.77k

GAMES

642

DOWNLOAD SHARE

3%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

11.22b

APP DOWNLOADS

7.85b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.37b


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




9) Twitter4J


Out of all apps that use social SDKs <1% have Twitter4J integrated, covering <1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Twitter4J is an unofficial Java library for the Twitter Kit SDK. With Twitter4J, app publishers can easily integrate their application with the Twitter service.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

2.31k

APPLICATIONS

1.74k

GAMES

575

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

1.2b

APP DOWNLOADS

523.51m

GAME DOWNLOADS

675.78m


Browse all apps that have Twitter4J integrated with our App Market Explorer.


10) Weibo


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

Weibo is a Chinese microblogging website, and one of the largest social media platforms in the world.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

1.76k

APPLICATIONS

1.63k

GAMES

130

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

5.52b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.22b

GAME DOWNLOADS

296.37m


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


11) Simple Facebook SDK for Android


Out of all apps that use social SDKs <1% have Simple Facebook SDK for Android integrated, covering <1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Simple Facebook SDK for Android is a simplified version of the original Facebook SDK. It is a library project that makes life easier by reducing the amount of necessary coding to enable user login, friend invitation, and more.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

1.44k

APPLICATIONS

1.37k

GAMES

72

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

123.41m

APP DOWNLOADS

68.78m

GAME DOWNLOADS

54.63m


Browse all apps that have Simple Facebook SDK for Android 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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