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Top 20 User Interface and Graphics SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 18 Apr 2024 CET
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Top 20 User Interface and Graphics SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play

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

User Interface and Graphics SDKs can be used to build apps that require graphical user interfaces (GUI) and high-quality graphics. These SDKs enable developers to leverage UI components, layouts, styling, animation, and other graphical user interface-related capabilities for their apps.

This list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and the 2,300+ SDKs they use – that constitute the vast inventory of the Google Play Store. The accompanying data provides readers with a glimpse into the rich mobile application insights generated by the 42matters technology. This data is also available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

The intended purpose of this article is to assist app builders in their search for the perfect User Interface and Graphics SDK to leverage in their app, as well as to give SDK developers insight into their biggest competitors and potential customers. This data collected by our technology may also serve as a useful tool for folks researching the wider mobile app market.

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 32.67% have integrated Lottie by Airbnb. This accounts for 68.83% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

Lottie is an iOS, Android, and React Native SDK. It renders After Effects animations in real time, allowing apps to use animations as if they used static images.

Total Apps
353.86k
Google Play
App Share
32.67%
Google Play
Apps
348.51k
Games
5.34k
Total Downloads
469.76b
Google Play
Download Share
68.83%
Google Play
App Downloads
463.03b
Game Downloads
6.73b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Lottie by Airbnb.

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 23.73% have integrated CircleImageView. This accounts for 7.90% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

CircleImageView is a component SDK which displays circular images, such as profile images, with customization options.

Total Apps
257.04k
Google Play
App Share
23.73%
Google Play
Apps
251.06k
Games
5.98k
Total Downloads
53.94b
Google Play
Download Share
7.90%
Google Play
App Downloads
51.87b
Game Downloads
2.07b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 19.93% have integrated ShortcutBadger. This accounts for 5.00% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The ShortcutBadger SDK enables your Android App to show the count of unread messages as a badge on your App shortcut. It's an Android library that supports badge notifications similar to those found in iOS for Samsung, LG, Sony, and HTC launchers.

Total Apps
215.85k
Google Play
App Share
19.93%
Google Play
Apps
213.50k
Games
2.35k
Total Downloads
34.14b
Google Play
Download Share
5.00%
Google Play
App Downloads
27.91b
Game Downloads
6.23b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 18.18% have integrated FlexboxLayout. This accounts for 45.51% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

Total Apps
196.92k
Google Play
App Share
18.18%
Google Play
Apps
188.21k
Games
8.72k
Total Downloads
310.62b
Google Play
Download Share
45.51%
Google Play
App Downloads
290.03b
Game Downloads
20.59b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 14.61% have integrated Shimmer by Facebook. This accounts for 21.76% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The Shimmer SDK is an easy way to add a simple, shimmering effect to any view in an iOS app.

Total Apps
158.31k
Google Play
App Share
14.61%
Google Play
Apps
157.31k
Games
1.01k
Total Downloads
148.50b
Google Play
Download Share
21.76%
Google Play
App Downloads
146.48b
Game Downloads
2.02b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 7.34% have integrated RoundedImageView. This accounts for 5.22% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The RoundedImageView SDK offers a fast ImageView that supports rounded corners, ovals, and circles.

Total Apps
79.56k
Google Play
App Share
7.34%
Google Play
Apps
73.90k
Games
5.66k
Total Downloads
35.60b
Google Play
Download Share
5.22%
Google Play
App Downloads
34.24b
Game Downloads
1.36b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 7.01% have integrated Material Design ProgressBar. This accounts for 4.39% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

Material Design ProgressBar is a Software Development Kit (SDK) that offers a Material Design progress bar consistent in appearance with Android 4.0+.

Total Apps
75.98k
Google Play
App Share
7.01%
Google Play
Apps
71.27k
Games
4.71k
Total Downloads
29.96b
Google Play
Download Share
4.39%
Google Play
App Downloads
28.31b
Game Downloads
1.65b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Material Design ProgressBar.

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 5.46% have integrated Android-SpinKit. This accounts for 2.24% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

Android-SpinKit offers Android loading animations via SDK.

Total Apps
59.11k
Google Play
App Share
5.46%
Google Play
Apps
57.85k
Games
1.27k
Total Downloads
15.29b
Google Play
Download Share
2.24%
Google Play
App Downloads
14.84b
Game Downloads
448.81m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Android-SpinKit.

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 5.19% have integrated Material Dialogs. This accounts for 2.94% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

Material Dialogs is an SDK that offers beautiful, fluid, and extensible smartphone dialogs for both Kotlin and Android mobile apps and games.

Total Apps
56.19k
Google Play
App Share
5.19%
Google Play
Apps
51.89k
Games
4.30k
Total Downloads
20.04b
Google Play
Download Share
2.94%
Google Play
App Downloads
18.74b
Game Downloads
1.31b

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 4.81% have integrated TextDrawable. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

TextDrawable is a light-weight library SDK that provides images with letter/text like the Gmail app.

Total Apps
52.16k
Google Play
App Share
4.81%
Google Play
Apps
52.11k
Games
47
Total Downloads
4.07b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
4.03b
Game Downloads
40.24m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 4.60% have integrated CircleProgress. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The CircleProgress SDK provides sleek, circular progress indicators. This includes the following designs: DonutProgress, CircleProgress, ArcProgress.

Total Apps
49.82k
Google Play
App Share
4.60%
Google Play
Apps
49.70k
Games
121
Total Downloads
4.00b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
3.68b
Game Downloads
327.09m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 4.22% have integrated ViewPagerIndicator. This accounts for 2.80% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

ViewPagerIndicator is a paging indicator SDK compatible with the ViewPager from the Android Support Library and ActionBarSherlock.

Total Apps
45.70k
Google Play
App Share
4.22%
Google Play
Apps
45.49k
Games
209
Total Downloads
19.08b
Google Play
Download Share
2.80%
Google Play
App Downloads
18.86b
Game Downloads
220.77m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 4.16% have integrated Material Ripple Layout. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The Material Ripple Layout SDK is an Android L Ripple effect wrapper for Views.

Total Apps
45.05k
Google Play
App Share
4.16%
Google Play
Apps
44.87k
Games
185
Total Downloads
4.84b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
4.80b
Game Downloads
37.95m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Material Ripple Layout.

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 4.02% have integrated CircleIndicator. This accounts for 3.16% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

CircleIndicator is a lightweight indicator SDK similar to the nexus 5 launcher.

Total Apps
43.54k
Google Play
App Share
4.02%
Google Play
Apps
40.27k
Games
3.27k
Total Downloads
21.54b
Google Play
Download Share
3.16%
Google Play
App Downloads
21.22b
Game Downloads
315.16m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 3.99% have integrated AVLoadingIndicatorView. This accounts for 2.48% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The AVLoadingIndicatorView SDK is a collection of nice loading animations for Android.

Total Apps
43.18k
Google Play
App Share
3.99%
Google Play
Apps
42.62k
Games
565
Total Downloads
16.89b
Google Play
Download Share
2.48%
Google Play
App Downloads
16.50b
Game Downloads
396.14m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 3.98% have integrated FloatingActionButton. This accounts for 1.82% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

The FloatingActionButton SDK is another implementation of Floating Action Button for Android, with lots of features. The library requires Android API Level 14+. WARNING! FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT IS DISCONTINUED.

Total Apps
43.14k
Google Play
App Share
3.98%
Google Play
Apps
42.05k
Games
1.09k
Total Downloads
12.41b
Google Play
Download Share
1.82%
Google Play
App Downloads
11.87b
Game Downloads
533.66m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 3.58% have integrated AndroidSlidingUpPanel. This accounts for 1.59% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

AndroidSlidingUpPanel is a library SDK that provides a simple way to add a draggable sliding up panel (popularized by Google Music and Google Maps) to your Android application.

Total Apps
38.78k
Google Play
App Share
3.58%
Google Play
Apps
38.74k
Games
43
Total Downloads
10.82b
Google Play
Download Share
1.59%
Google Play
App Downloads
10.79b
Game Downloads
27.90m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 3.46% have integrated AndroidSwipeLayout. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

AndroidSwipeLayout is a library SDK that can be easily integrated anywhere and facilitates swiping for ListView, GridView, ViewGroup, and more. It also can receive onOpen, onClose, onUpdate callbacks.

Total Apps
37.44k
Google Play
App Share
3.46%
Google Play
Apps
37.41k
Games
25
Total Downloads
6.05b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
5.99b
Game Downloads
59.52m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 3.39% have integrated AutoFitTextView. This accounts for 1.29% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

AutoFitTextView is a text view SDK that automatically resizes text to fit perfectly within its bounds.

Total Apps
36.68k
Google Play
App Share
3.39%
Google Play
Apps
36.40k
Games
283
Total Downloads
8.81b
Google Play
Download Share
1.29%
Google Play
App Downloads
8.21b
Game Downloads
601.02m

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

Among all apps utilizing user interface and graphics SDKs, 3.32% have integrated MaterialDateTimePicker. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the user interface and graphics SDK category.

Material DateTime Picker is an SDK that offers developers the ability to include the date and time pickers shown in the Material Design spec in their apps. The library, which includes an easily themable API, uses the code from the Android frameworks as a base.

Total Apps
35.97k
Google Play
App Share
3.32%
Google Play
Apps
35.91k
Games
53
Total Downloads
6.80b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
6.78b
Game Downloads
11.12m

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

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