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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 63% have Facebook integrated, covering 69% 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

63%

TOTAL APPS

470.59k

APPLICATIONS

391.07k

GAMES

79.52k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

69%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

286.94b

APP DOWNLOADS

161.26b

GAME DOWNLOADS

125.67b


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 22% have Google Play Game Services integrated, covering 36% 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

22%

TOTAL APPS

164.72k

APPLICATIONS

80.12k

GAMES

84.6k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

36%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

151.34b

APP DOWNLOADS

29.89b

GAME DOWNLOADS

121.45b


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 22% have Fabric integrated, covering 10% 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

22%

TOTAL APPS

163.67k

APPLICATIONS

154.84k

GAMES

8.84k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

10%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

41.51b

APP DOWNLOADS

29.5b

GAME DOWNLOADS

12.01b


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


4) Twitter Kit


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 6% have Twitter Kit integrated, covering 6% of app downloads in that sdk segment.

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

APP SHARE

6%

TOTAL APPS

45.82k

APPLICATIONS

42.1k

GAMES

3.72k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

6%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

27.17b

APP DOWNLOADS

22.58b

GAME DOWNLOADS

4.59b


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 2% 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

40.55k

APPLICATIONS

39.59k

GAMES

958

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

10.3b

APP DOWNLOADS

10.01b

GAME DOWNLOADS

292.84m


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


6) ByteDance TikTok UnionAD


Out of all apps that use social SDKs 2% have ByteDance TikTok UnionAD integrated, covering 15% 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

2%

TOTAL APPS

16.81k

APPLICATIONS

4.5k

GAMES

12.31k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

15%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

62.36b

APP DOWNLOADS

16.56b

GAME DOWNLOADS

45.8b


Browse all apps that have 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

11.77k

APPLICATIONS

10.92k

GAMES

841

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

9.19b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.77b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.42b


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


8) 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

6.93k

APPLICATIONS

6.7k

GAMES

235

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.64b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.73b

GAME DOWNLOADS

910.41m


Browse all apps that have Kakao API 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

6.05k

APPLICATIONS

5.27k

GAMES

787

DOWNLOAD SHARE

4%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

17.19b

APP DOWNLOADS

10.98b

GAME DOWNLOADS

6.21b


Browse all apps that have WeChat by Tencent 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

4.16k

APPLICATIONS

4.07k

GAMES

94

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.08b

APP DOWNLOADS

2.91b

GAME DOWNLOADS

172.69m


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 2% 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

3.2k

APPLICATIONS

2.72k

GAMES

477

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

9.46b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.24b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.22b


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

1.38k

APPLICATIONS

1.26k

GAMES

122

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.15b

APP DOWNLOADS

5.83b

GAME DOWNLOADS

1.32b


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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