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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 65% have Facebook integrated, covering 63% 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

65%

TOTAL APPS

528.9k

APPLICATIONS

430.58k

GAMES

98.32k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

63%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

302b

APP DOWNLOADS

162.88b

GAME DOWNLOADS

139.12b


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 34% 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

161.86k

APPLICATIONS

72.88k

GAMES

88.99k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

34%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

163.44b

APP DOWNLOADS

30.04b

GAME DOWNLOADS

133.39b


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

137.02k

APPLICATIONS

129.77k

GAMES

7.24k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

7%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

34.2b

APP DOWNLOADS

26.46b

GAME DOWNLOADS

7.73b


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

45.43k

APPLICATIONS

41.55k

GAMES

3.88k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

27.89b

APP DOWNLOADS

24.02b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.87b


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

44.95k

APPLICATIONS

43.87k

GAMES

1.08k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

26.26b

APP DOWNLOADS

25.72b

GAME DOWNLOADS

546.22m


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 5% have Pangle ByteDance TikTok UnionAD integrated, covering 23% 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

5%

TOTAL APPS

40.87k

APPLICATIONS

16.76k

GAMES

24.11k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

23%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

111.63b

APP DOWNLOADS

30.45b

GAME DOWNLOADS

81.18b


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


7) Twitter4J


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 2% have Twitter4J integrated, covering 1% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

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.

APP SHARE

2%

TOTAL APPS

16.98k

APPLICATIONS

15.53k

GAMES

1.44k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

6.83b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.42b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.41b


Browse all apps that have Twitter4J integrated with our App Market Explorer.


8) 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

12.55k

APPLICATIONS

11.74k

GAMES

814

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

11.08b

APP DOWNLOADS

7.98b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.09b


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


9) 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

6.99k

APPLICATIONS

6.14k

GAMES

848

DOWNLOAD SHARE

4%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

20.9b

APP DOWNLOADS

13.82b

GAME DOWNLOADS

7.08b


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


10) 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

6.3k

APPLICATIONS

6.06k

GAMES

246

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.57b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.94b

GAME DOWNLOADS

628.53m


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




12) 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

3.33k

APPLICATIONS

3.26k

GAMES

75

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.17b

APP DOWNLOADS

3b

GAME DOWNLOADS

174.15m


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


13) 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

2.72k

APPLICATIONS

2.29k

GAMES

433

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.76b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.27b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.48b


Browse all apps that have VK VKontakte 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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