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Top 20 Social SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 14 Jun 2024 CET
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Top 20 Social SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play

We at 42matters have identified the 20 most popular social SDKs leveraged by Android apps available on the Android app market.

Social SDKs help app developers leverage social media features, management platforms, marketing tools, and analytics platforms in their mobile apps. Typically they enable social media login, sharing, analytics, monitoring, and other related capabilities.

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 APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

This list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and over 2,300 SDKs integrated into them – that constitute the vast inventory of the Google Play Store. The details contained 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.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 63.96% have integrated Facebook. This accounts for 59.89% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

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

Total Apps
404.71k
Google Play
App Share
63.96%
Google Play
Apps
341.46k
Games
63.25k
Total Downloads
363.51b
Google Play
Download Share
59.89%
Google Play
App Downloads
190.87b
Game Downloads
172.64b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Facebook.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 61.55% have integrated Google SignIn. This accounts for 65.39% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Google Sign-In is a secure authentication system SDK that reduces the burden of login for your users by enabling them to sign in with their Google Account — the same account they already use with Gmail, Play, and other Google services.

Total Apps
389.47k
Google Play
App Share
61.55%
Google Play
Apps
345.32k
Games
44.15k
Total Downloads
396.87b
Google Play
Download Share
65.39%
Google Play
App Downloads
252.29b
Game Downloads
144.58b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Google SignIn.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 3.02% have integrated Twitter Kit. This accounts for 4.80% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Twitter Kit is an SDK designed to make interacting with Twitter seamless and efficient.

Total Apps
19.10k
Google Play
App Share
3.02%
Google Play
Apps
17.44k
Games
1.66k
Total Downloads
29.12b
Google Play
Download Share
4.80%
Google Play
App Downloads
22.11b
Game Downloads
7.00b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Twitter Kit.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 1.23% have integrated Twitter4J. This accounts for 1.13% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Twitter4J is an unofficial Java library for the Twitter API. With the Twitter4J SDK, you can easily integrate your Java application with the Twitter service.

Total Apps
7.80k
Google Play
App Share
1.23%
Google Play
Apps
7.31k
Games
497
Total Downloads
6.89b
Google Play
Download Share
1.13%
Google Play
App Downloads
4.55b
Game Downloads
2.34b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Twitter4J.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, 1.10% have integrated WeChat by Tencent. This accounts for 3.81% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

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

Total Apps
6.93k
Google Play
App Share
1.10%
Google Play
Apps
6.15k
Games
784
Total Downloads
23.13b
Google Play
Download Share
3.81%
Google Play
App Downloads
14.09b
Game Downloads
9.04b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use WeChat by Tencent.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Login with Amazon LWA. This accounts for 2.98% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

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.

Total Apps
5.46k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
5.05k
Games
406
Total Downloads
18.06b
Google Play
Download Share
2.98%
Google Play
App Downloads
14.94b
Game Downloads
3.12b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Login with Amazon LWA.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Kakao API. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

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

Total Apps
2.37k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
2.28k
Games
91
Total Downloads
2.93b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.56b
Game Downloads
373.21m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Kakao API.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Tencent QQ. This accounts for 1.20% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

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

Total Apps
1.16k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
932
Games
227
Total Downloads
7.27b
Google Play
Download Share
1.20%
Google Play
App Downloads
5.01b
Game Downloads
2.25b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Tencent QQ.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Facebook Account Kit (deprecated). This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

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.

Total Apps
1.15k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.13k
Games
17
Total Downloads
2.83b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.67b
Game Downloads
159.35m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Facebook Account Kit (deprecated).

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Linkedin Sdk. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Linkedin SDK is based on REST+JSON, enabling you to build robust, scalable apps.

Total Apps
1.15k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.14k
Games
1
Total Downloads
553.20m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
552.72m
Game Downloads
482.91k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Linkedin Sdk.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated VK VKontakte. This accounts for 1.01% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

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.

Total Apps
1.04k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
857
Games
185
Total Downloads
6.11b
Google Play
Download Share
1.01%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.73b
Game Downloads
3.38b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use VK VKontakte.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Snapchat Snap Kit. This accounts for 2.20% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Snapchat SDK that lets you easily talk with friends, view Live Stories from around the world, and explore news in Discover.

Total Apps
905
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
595
Games
310
Total Downloads
13.36b
Google Play
Download Share
2.20%
Google Play
App Downloads
12.67b
Game Downloads
694.78m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Snapchat Snap Kit.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Spotify. This accounts for 4.61% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.

Total Apps
686
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
682
Games
4
Total Downloads
27.98b
Google Play
Download Share
4.61%
Google Play
App Downloads
27.96b
Game Downloads
23.96m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Spotify.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Yandex Login Auth. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Yandex is a search engine and internet portal. Yandex Login Auth is an SDK that facilitates logins via Yandex.

Total Apps
648
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
583
Games
65
Total Downloads
1.43b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.10b
Game Downloads
335.38m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Yandex Login Auth.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Weibo. This accounts for 1.04% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

The Weibo SDK is an open platform that provides a simple development framework for mobile application developers. The multi-platform and multi-terminal SDK will help you integrate the functions of Weibo into your application or WAP station.

Total Apps
616
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
590
Games
26
Total Downloads
6.29b
Google Play
Download Share
1.04%
Google Play
App Downloads
5.05b
Game Downloads
1.23b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Weibo.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Odnoklassniki Social Network. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Total Apps
448
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
401
Games
47
Total Downloads
3.30b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
3.03b
Game Downloads
262.04m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Odnoklassniki Social Network.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Simple Facebook SDK for Android. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Simple Facebook SDK for Android wraps the original Facebook SDK.

Total Apps
301
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
283
Games
18
Total Downloads
96.59m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
45.33m
Game Downloads
51.27m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Simple Facebook SDK for Android.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated U-Share by Umeng. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

U-Share by Umeng is an SDK that offers help apps or games that quickly share on multiple platforms at home and abroad. Third-party login function, small SDK package, low integration cost, full platform coverage.

Total Apps
256
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
248
Games
8
Total Downloads
227.94m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
152.60m
Game Downloads
75.34m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use U-Share by Umeng.

Among all apps utilizing social SDKs, <1% have integrated Gigya. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the social SDK category.

Gigya is an SDK that delivers value by understanding who your customers are and how they want to engage. This is facilitated via our customer data and CIAM solutions.

Total Apps
219
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
219
Games
0
Total Downloads
156.75m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
151.96m
Game Downloads
4.78m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Gigya.

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How does 42matters collect this data?'

We’ve developed a number of machine learning algorithms that scan millions of mobile and connected TV (CTV) applications on a regular basis. In addition, we collect ground truth app performance intelligence and use this data to build statistical models that estimate the performance of apps for which we do not have ground truth data.

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We track over 2,300 of the most popular SDKs integrated in iOS and Android apps. We collect a variety of SDK insights (title, platform, ID, category, and developer website); performance metrics (the number of apps that have installed each SDK, installation and removal trends, and app downloads); market share statistics (including market share per app category); and more!

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