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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 56% have Facebook integrated, covering 63% 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

56%

TOTAL APPS

475.51k

APPLICATIONS

411.6k

GAMES

63.91k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

63%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

230.65b

APP DOWNLOADS

132.01b

GAME DOWNLOADS

98.63b


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


2) Fabric


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 30% have Fabric integrated, covering 15% 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

30%

TOTAL APPS

260.06k

APPLICATIONS

246.02k

GAMES

14.03k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

15%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

55.84b

APP DOWNLOADS

37.75b

GAME DOWNLOADS

18.08b


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 28% 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

28%

TOTAL APPS

244.37k

APPLICATIONS

140.17k

GAMES

104.2k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

36%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

133.59b

APP DOWNLOADS

29.26b

GAME DOWNLOADS

104.32b


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

53.98k

APPLICATIONS

49.64k

GAMES

4.34k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

21.34b

APP DOWNLOADS

18.63b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.71b


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 2% 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

8.23k

APPLICATIONS

7.94k

GAMES

286

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.3b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.5b

GAME DOWNLOADS

799.81m


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

6.24k

APPLICATIONS

5.4k

GAMES

838

DOWNLOAD SHARE

4%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

15.16b

APP DOWNLOADS

10.55b

GAME DOWNLOADS

4.61b


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 2% 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

4.23k

APPLICATIONS

3.64k

GAMES

589

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

10.84b

APP DOWNLOADS

7.32b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.52b


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




9) 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

1.78k

APPLICATIONS

1.66k

GAMES

121

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

5.72b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.93b

GAME DOWNLOADS

795.66m


Browse all apps that have Weibo 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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