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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 66% have Facebook integrated, covering 66% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

The Facebook SDK helps you connect with friends, family, and communities of people who share your interests.

APP SHARE

66%

TOTAL APPS

527.16k

APPLICATIONS

431.33k

GAMES

95.84k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

66%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

319.37b

APP DOWNLOADS

179.24b

GAME DOWNLOADS

140.13b


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


2) Google Play Game Services


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 20% have Google Play Game Services integrated, covering 33% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

The Google Play Games Services SDK provides cross-platform Google Play games services that lets you easily integrate popular gaming features such as achievements, leaderboards, and saved games in your tablet and mobile games.

APP SHARE

20%

TOTAL APPS

162.3k

APPLICATIONS

74k

GAMES

88.3k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

33%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

161.81b

APP DOWNLOADS

30.07b

GAME DOWNLOADS

131.74b


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


3) Fabric


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 17% have Fabric integrated, covering 7% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Firebase is Google's mobile platform SDK that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps and grow your business.

APP SHARE

17%

TOTAL APPS

141.39k

APPLICATIONS

133.87k

GAMES

7.52k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

7%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

33.74b

APP DOWNLOADS

25.64b

GAME DOWNLOADS

8.1b


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


4) Twitter Kit


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 5% 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.

APP SHARE

5%

TOTAL APPS

45.3k

APPLICATIONS

41.4k

GAMES

3.9k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

27.7b

APP DOWNLOADS

23.93b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.77b


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


5) AppAuth by OpenID


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 5% have AppAuth by OpenID integrated, covering 5% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

AppAuth for Android is a client SDK for communicating with OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect providers. It strives to directly map the requests and responses of those specifications, while following the idiomatic style of the implementation language.

APP SHARE

5%

TOTAL APPS

44.45k

APPLICATIONS

43.43k

GAMES

1.02k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

25.2b

APP DOWNLOADS

24.81b

GAME DOWNLOADS

389.15m


Browse all apps that have AppAuth by OpenID integrated with our App Market Explorer.


6) Pangle ByteDance TikTok UnionAD


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 4% have Pangle ByteDance TikTok UnionAD integrated, covering 21% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Their mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy.

APP SHARE

4%

TOTAL APPS

37.01k

APPLICATIONS

14.88k

GAMES

22.13k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

21%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

103.75b

APP DOWNLOADS

26.9b

GAME DOWNLOADS

76.85b


Browse all apps that have Pangle ByteDance TikTok UnionAD integrated with our App Market Explorer.


7) Login with Amazon LWA


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 1% have Login with Amazon LWA integrated, covering 2% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Login with Amazon lets you protect your customer information by leveraging the user authentication system used by Amazon.com. Login with Amazon is based on OAuth 2.0, which has been broadly adopted for user authorized exchanges across sites.

APP SHARE

1%

TOTAL APPS

12.44k

APPLICATIONS

11.63k

GAMES

812

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

10.93b

APP DOWNLOADS

7.79b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.14b


Browse all apps that have Login with Amazon LWA integrated with our App Market Explorer.


8) 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 is multi-purpose messaging, social media, and mobile payment SDK.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

7.01k

APPLICATIONS

6.14k

GAMES

872

DOWNLOAD SHARE

4%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

20.16b

APP DOWNLOADS

13.22b

GAME DOWNLOADS

6.94b


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


9) 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 a multi-platform texting SDK that allows iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry apps to send and receive messages for free.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

6.45k

APPLICATIONS

6.2k

GAMES

244

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.53b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.97b

GAME DOWNLOADS

558.79m


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




11) Facebook Account Kit (deprecated)


Out of all apps that use social SDKs <1% have Facebook Account Kit (deprecated) integrated, covering <1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

Facebook Account Kit was an SDK that developers could integrate into their apps to allow users to log in with an email address or phone number. It is now deprecated.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

3.51k

APPLICATIONS

3.43k

GAMES

79

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.14b

APP DOWNLOADS

2.96b

GAME DOWNLOADS

176.91m


Browse all apps that have Facebook Account Kit (deprecated) integrated with our App Market Explorer.


12) VK VKontakte


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

VK VKontakte is an SDK that enables apps to integrate with VK, the largest European social network with more than a 100 million active users, to help you build engaging social apps and get more installs.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

2.79k

APPLICATIONS

2.34k

GAMES

448

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.71b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.24b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.47b


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


13) Tencent QQ


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

The Tencent QQ SDK is committed to providing game developers with user services and operating tools in various social scenarios.

APP SHARE

<1%

TOTAL APPS

1.48k

APPLICATIONS

1.33k

GAMES

149

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.72b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.26b

GAME DOWNLOADS

1.47b


Browse all apps that have Tencent QQ 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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