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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 66% have Facebook integrated, covering 61% 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

66%

TOTAL APPS

543.08k

APPLICATIONS

439.71k

GAMES

103.38k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

61%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

310.09b

APP DOWNLOADS

166.29b

GAME DOWNLOADS

143.8b


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 19% have Google Play Game Services integrated, covering 32% 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

19%

TOTAL APPS

161.51k

APPLICATIONS

71.38k

GAMES

90.13k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

32%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

166.46b

APP DOWNLOADS

29.83b

GAME DOWNLOADS

136.64b


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 16% have Fabric integrated, covering 6% 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

16%

TOTAL APPS

132.46k

APPLICATIONS

125.48k

GAMES

6.97k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

6%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

33.85b

APP DOWNLOADS

26.19b

GAME DOWNLOADS

7.66b


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


4) 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

45.2k

APPLICATIONS

18.57k

GAMES

26.63k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

23%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

120.22b

APP DOWNLOADS

33.68b

GAME DOWNLOADS

86.54b


Browse all apps that have Pangle ByteDance TikTok UnionAD 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 8% 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

45.08k

APPLICATIONS

43.99k

GAMES

1.1k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

8%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

44.06b

APP DOWNLOADS

43.35b

GAME DOWNLOADS

712.71m


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


6) 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

45.07k

APPLICATIONS

41.24k

GAMES

3.83k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

5%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

27.89b

APP DOWNLOADS

23.91b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.99b


Browse all apps that have Twitter Kit 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

16.95k

APPLICATIONS

15.51k

GAMES

1.44k

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

6.78b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.42b

GAME DOWNLOADS

2.36b


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

12.69k

APPLICATIONS

11.87k

GAMES

824

DOWNLOAD SHARE

2%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

11.83b

APP DOWNLOADS

8.68b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.15b


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

7.13k

APPLICATIONS

6.26k

GAMES

869

DOWNLOAD SHARE

4%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

21.33b

APP DOWNLOADS

14.11b

GAME DOWNLOADS

7.22b


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

6.12k

APPLICATIONS

5.88k

GAMES

240

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.54b

APP DOWNLOADS

6.91b

GAME DOWNLOADS

630.89m


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

3.26k

APPLICATIONS

3.2k

GAMES

65

DOWNLOAD SHARE

<1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

3.2b

APP DOWNLOADS

3.02b

GAME DOWNLOADS

175.36m


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

2.67k

APPLICATIONS

2.25k

GAMES

415

DOWNLOAD SHARE

1%

TOTAL DOWNLOADS

7.83b

APP DOWNLOADS

4.36b

GAME DOWNLOADS

3.47b


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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