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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 67% 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

515.1k

APPLICATIONS

424k

GAMES

91.1k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

67%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

306.59b

APP DOWNLOADS

172.63b

GAME DOWNLOADS

133.97b


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 21% 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

21%

TOTAL APPS

165.43k

APPLICATIONS

77.42k

GAMES

88.01k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

34%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

158.17b

APP DOWNLOADS

30.06b

GAME DOWNLOADS

128.11b


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 19% 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

19%

TOTAL APPS

150.5k

APPLICATIONS

142.5k

GAMES

7.99k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

7%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

34.58b

APP DOWNLOADS

25.96b

GAME DOWNLOADS

8.61b


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

46.29k

APPLICATIONS

42.38k

GAMES

3.92k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

27.02b

APP DOWNLOADS

23.38b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.64b


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

44.81k

APPLICATIONS

43.75k

GAMES

1.06k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

23.99b

APP DOWNLOADS

23.63b

GAME DOWNLOADS

352.75m


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 3% have Pangle ByteDance TikTok UnionAD integrated, covering 18% 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

3%

TOTAL APPS

29.56k

APPLICATIONS

10.95k

GAMES

18.62k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

18%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

86.21b

APP DOWNLOADS

22.32b

GAME DOWNLOADS

63.88b


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

12.29k

APPLICATIONS

11.49k

GAMES

800

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

10.9b

APP DOWNLOADS

7.42b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.48b


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

6.73k

APPLICATIONS

5.87k

GAMES

851

DOWNLOAD SHARE

4%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

19.49b

APP DOWNLOADS

12.81b

GAME DOWNLOADS

6.68b


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

6.66k

APPLICATIONS

6.41k

GAMES

251

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.72b

APP DOWNLOADS

7.07b

GAME DOWNLOADS

643.59m


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

4.1k

APPLICATIONS

4.02k

GAMES

88

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.11b

APP DOWNLOADS

2.93b

GAME DOWNLOADS

176.54m


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

2.88k

APPLICATIONS

2.43k

GAMES

459

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.57b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.21b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.36b


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

1.41k

APPLICATIONS

1.27k

GAMES

139

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.43b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.01b

GAME DOWNLOADS

1.42b


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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