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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 49% have Facebook integrated, covering 64% 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

49%

TOTAL APPS

413.54k

APPLICATIONS

357.8k

GAMES

55.74k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

64%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

194.63b

APP DOWNLOADS

116.16b

GAME DOWNLOADS

78.47b


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


2) Fabric


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 36% have Fabric integrated, covering 40% 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

36%

TOTAL APPS

308.37k

APPLICATIONS

290.69k

GAMES

17.68k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

40%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

122.07b

APP DOWNLOADS

85.08b

GAME DOWNLOADS

36.98b


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 35% have Google Play Game Services integrated, covering 37% 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

35%

TOTAL APPS

298.4k

APPLICATIONS

183.64k

GAMES

114.76k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

37%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

114.07b

APP DOWNLOADS

27.59b

GAME DOWNLOADS

86.48b


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 4% 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

4%

TOTAL APPS

41.98k

APPLICATIONS

38.26k

GAMES

3.72k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

17.49b

APP DOWNLOADS

15.23b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.26b


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

4.98k

APPLICATIONS

4.75k

GAMES

237

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

6.03b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.34b

GAME DOWNLOADS

692.65m


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


6) 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

4.35k

APPLICATIONS

3.69k

GAMES

661

DOWNLOAD SHARE

3%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

9.89b

APP DOWNLOADS

7b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.89b


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


7) 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

3.53k

APPLICATIONS

2.46k

GAMES

1.07k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

1.44b

APP DOWNLOADS

672.85m

GAME DOWNLOADS

768.73m


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


8) WeChat


Out of all apps that use social SDKs <1% have WeChat integrated, covering 3% 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

3.41k

APPLICATIONS

2.8k

GAMES

606

DOWNLOAD SHARE

3%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

10.45b

APP DOWNLOADS

8b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.44b


Browse all apps that have WeChat 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

2.13k

APPLICATIONS

1.95k

GAMES

182

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

5.59b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.23b

GAME DOWNLOADS

357.35m


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

1.59k

APPLICATIONS

1.51k

GAMES

81

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

118.38m

APP DOWNLOADS

68.49m

GAME DOWNLOADS

49.89m


Browse all apps that have Simple Facebook SDK for Android integrated with our App Market Explorer.


12) Gigya


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

Gigya, an SAP company, offers an SDK that turns anonymous visitors into loyal customers. It gives app publishers the tools they need to grow their audience and build trusted, personalized customer relationships based on transparency and personal data control.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

1.46k

APPLICATIONS

1.44k

GAMES

15

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

472.57m

APP DOWNLOADS

460.58m

GAME DOWNLOADS

11.99m


Browse all apps that have Gigya 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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