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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 52% have Facebook integrated, covering 65% 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

52%

TOTAL APPS

471.67k

APPLICATIONS

407.96k

GAMES

63.71k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

65%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

215.2b

APP DOWNLOADS

127.07b

GAME DOWNLOADS

88.14b


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 34% 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

326.63k

APPLICATIONS

308.47k

GAMES

18.16k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

34%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

112.9b

APP DOWNLOADS

75.41b

GAME DOWNLOADS

37.49b


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 31% 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

31%

TOTAL APPS

288.94k

APPLICATIONS

176.19k

GAMES

112.75k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

37%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

123.9b

APP DOWNLOADS

28.53b

GAME DOWNLOADS

95.37b


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

54.52k

APPLICATIONS

49.95k

GAMES

4.57k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

19.57b

APP DOWNLOADS

16.99b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.58b


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

8.02k

APPLICATIONS

7.74k

GAMES

287

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

6.78b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.03b

GAME DOWNLOADS

748.41m


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

4.52k

APPLICATIONS

3.86k

GAMES

660

DOWNLOAD SHARE

3%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

10.99b

APP DOWNLOADS

7.72b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.27b


Browse all apps that have VK VKontakte 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

2.98k

APPLICATIONS

2.48k

GAMES

500

DOWNLOAD SHARE

3%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

10.2b

APP DOWNLOADS

8.38b

GAME DOWNLOADS

1.82b


Browse all apps that have WeChat 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

2.67k

APPLICATIONS

1.97k

GAMES

699

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

1.24b

APP DOWNLOADS

545.99m

GAME DOWNLOADS

693.19m


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

1.84k

APPLICATIONS

1.69k

GAMES

143

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

5.33b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.02b

GAME DOWNLOADS

306.95m


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

1.55k

APPLICATIONS

1.48k

GAMES

73

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

123.12m

APP DOWNLOADS

69.32m

GAME DOWNLOADS

53.8m


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

1.01k

APPLICATIONS

1k

GAMES

11

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

393.54m

APP DOWNLOADS

381.37m

GAME DOWNLOADS

12.18m


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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