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Top 20 Communication SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 23 Jul 2024 CET
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Top 20 Communication SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play

We at 42matters have gathered a list of the most popular communication SDKs among Android apps on the Android app market.

Communication SDKs enable mobile app developers to integrate communication capabilities, such as messaging tools, video conferencing tools, or voice chat in their apps. This may include features such as messaging, voice calling, video calling, screen sharing, file sharing, and other communication-related capabilities.

This list is based on our analysis of the 2,300+ SDKs integrated in the vast mobile applications inventory of the Google Play Store. It provides a glimpse into the rich mobile application insights generated by 42matters’ technology. This data is available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

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

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 54.33% have integrated OneSignal. This accounts for 30.54% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

OneSignal is a market leader in customer engagement. The SDK powers mobile and web push and email and in-app messages.

Total Apps
190.63k
Google Play
App Share
54.33%
Google Play
Apps
185.50k
Games
5.13k
Total Downloads
35.44b
Google Play
Download Share
30.54%
Google Play
App Downloads
25.12b
Game Downloads
10.32b

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

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 16.53% have integrated Firebase In-App Messaging. This accounts for 33.61% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
58.02k
Google Play
App Share
16.53%
Google Play
Apps
55.62k
Games
2.39k
Total Downloads
39.00b
Google Play
Download Share
33.61%
Google Play
App Downloads
32.03b
Game Downloads
6.97b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Firebase In-App Messaging.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 11.62% have integrated 100ms. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
40.79k
Google Play
App Share
11.62%
Google Play
Apps
40.77k
Games
21
Total Downloads
270.43m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
259.21m
Game Downloads
11.22m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use 100ms.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 6.41% have integrated Twilio Programmable Video. This accounts for 1.01% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

The Programmable Video REST API allows you to control your video applications from your back-end server via HTTP requests.

Total Apps
22.50k
Google Play
App Share
6.41%
Google Play
Apps
22.49k
Games
9
Total Downloads
1.17b
Google Play
Download Share
1.01%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.16b
Game Downloads
7.75m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Twilio Programmable Video.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 4.73% have integrated Zoom Zapp. This accounts for 1.34% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. This SDK enables developers to add Zoom functionalities to their apps.

Total Apps
16.60k
Google Play
App Share
4.73%
Google Play
Apps
16.59k
Games
9
Total Downloads
1.56b
Google Play
Download Share
1.34%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.56b
Game Downloads
291.04k

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

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 3.08% have integrated Agora.io. This accounts for 10.48% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Agora.io provides the building blocks for real-time voice and video communications through a simple and powerful SDK.

Total Apps
10.80k
Google Play
App Share
3.08%
Google Play
Apps
10.47k
Games
332
Total Downloads
12.16b
Google Play
Download Share
10.48%
Google Play
App Downloads
8.83b
Game Downloads
3.33b

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

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 2.87% have integrated Zendesk. This accounts for 12.05% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Zendesk builds software designed to improve customer relationships.

Total Apps
10.08k
Google Play
App Share
2.87%
Google Play
Apps
9.68k
Games
396
Total Downloads
13.98b
Google Play
Download Share
12.05%
Google Play
App Downloads
11.31b
Game Downloads
2.67b

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

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 1.45% have integrated Jitsi 8x8 Meet. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
5.09k
Google Play
App Share
1.45%
Google Play
Apps
5.09k
Games
5
Total Downloads
374.95m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
373.90m
Game Downloads
1.05m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Jitsi 8x8 Meet.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 1.31% have integrated PubNub. This accounts for 2.01% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

PubNub is a global Data Stream Network (DSN) and realtime infrastructure-as-a-service. Scale and manage realtime data streams for mobile and web apps with just a few lines of code.

Total Apps
4.59k
Google Play
App Share
1.31%
Google Play
Apps
4.56k
Games
30
Total Downloads
2.33b
Google Play
Download Share
2.01%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.27b
Game Downloads
60.32m

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

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, 1.25% have integrated OpenTok Tokbox by Vonage. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Vonage APIs (formerly Nexmo and TokBox) help growing startups and agile enterprises enhance customer experience and realize new business outcomes at scale.

Total Apps
4.39k
Google Play
App Share
1.25%
Google Play
Apps
4.38k
Games
8
Total Downloads
939.78m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
937.90m
Game Downloads
1.88m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use OpenTok Tokbox by Vonage.

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Stream.io Chat. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
2.31k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
2.30k
Games
3
Total Downloads
821.53m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
656.38m
Game Downloads
165.15m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Stream.io Chat.

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Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Twilio Programmable Voice (VoIP Client). This accounts for 1.87% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

The Programmable Voice SDKs allow you to add voice-over-IP (VoIP) calling directly into your web and native mobile applications.

Total Apps
2.06k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
2.06k
Games
0
Total Downloads
2.17b
Google Play
Download Share
1.87%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.17b
Game Downloads
6.01k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Twilio Programmable Voice (VoIP Client).

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated SendBird. This accounts for 2.34% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Sendbird's chat, voice, and video APIs and SDKs connect users through immersive, modern communication solutions that drive better user experiences.

Total Apps
1.98k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.98k
Games
4
Total Downloads
2.71b
Google Play
Download Share
2.34%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.43b
Game Downloads
284.73m

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

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

Total Apps
1.49k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.49k
Games
2
Total Downloads
803.32m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
549.77m
Game Downloads
253.55m

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

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

Total Apps
1.15k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.15k
Games
2
Total Downloads
612.97m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
610.43m
Game Downloads
2.53m

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

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Twilio Programmable Chat. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Twilio Programmable Chat is an SDK that makes it easy for you to add chat features into your web and native mobile applications without building or scaling a real-time chat backend.

Total Apps
1.11k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.11k
Games
2
Total Downloads
159.77m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
159.76m
Game Downloads
5.88k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Twilio Programmable Chat.

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

Sinch is an SDK that enables developers to connect with customers and make engagement personal with simple, programmable SMS, voice, video, and verification tools.

Total Apps
1.09k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.09k
Games
1
Total Downloads
748.70m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
747.93m
Game Downloads
769.07k

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

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

QuickBlox is backend communication platform providing messenger API and SDK for websites and apps.

Total Apps
926
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
923
Games
3
Total Downloads
164.47m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
126.59m
Game Downloads
37.88m

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

Among all apps utilizing communication SDKs, <1% have integrated Zendesk Chat Zopim. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the communication SDK category.

Total Apps
582
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
582
Games
0
Total Downloads
530.61m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
506.33m
Game Downloads
24.28m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Zendesk Chat Zopim.

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

Total Apps
467
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
467
Games
0
Total Downloads
9.74m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
9.74m
Game Downloads
0

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

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