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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

413.6k

APPLICATIONS

357.95k

GAMES

55.65k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

64%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

195.44b

APP DOWNLOADS

116.5b

GAME DOWNLOADS

78.94b


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

309.13k

APPLICATIONS

291.39k

GAMES

17.74k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

40%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

121.25b

APP DOWNLOADS

84b

GAME DOWNLOADS

37.26b


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

298.49k

APPLICATIONS

183.51k

GAMES

114.98k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

37%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

114.44b

APP DOWNLOADS

27.65b

GAME DOWNLOADS

86.79b


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

42.06k

APPLICATIONS

38.31k

GAMES

3.75k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

17.59b

APP DOWNLOADS

15.33b

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 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

4.98k

APPLICATIONS

4.74k

GAMES

238

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

6.06b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.37b

GAME DOWNLOADS

694.11m


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

4.36k

APPLICATIONS

3.7k

GAMES

656

DOWNLOAD SHARE

3%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

9.92b

APP DOWNLOADS

7.02b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.9b


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

3.52k

APPLICATIONS

2.46k

GAMES

1.06k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

1.44b

APP DOWNLOADS

673.77m

GAME DOWNLOADS

769.11m


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

3.31k

APPLICATIONS

2.71k

GAMES

605

DOWNLOAD SHARE

3%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

10.47b

APP DOWNLOADS

8.03b

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

2.05k

APPLICATIONS

1.87k

GAMES

183

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

5.61b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.25b

GAME DOWNLOADS

358.64m


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

118.74m

APP DOWNLOADS

68.62m

GAME DOWNLOADS

50.12m


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

1.44k

APPLICATIONS

1.43k

GAMES

15

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

465.99m

APP DOWNLOADS

453.99m

GAME DOWNLOADS

12m


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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