We are part of a digital ocean drowning in mobile phones. Nowadays, Mobile application development is a necessity for any successful business.
Mobile SDKs are software development kits that enable app developers to create applications for specific platforms. These resourceful kits consist of everything that is needed to build an app right from tools like libraries, documentation, code samples, processes, to step-by-step guides that are of immense value to developers. To put it into simple words, a mobile SDK is a few lines of code that allows your app to communicate with other third-party apps.
It can seem like a daunting task to build a mobile app SDK stack from scratch. It’s confusing and hard to decide which ones to choose, because the market is flooded with options, each trying to outdo the rest. And yet, it is an important choice to make. The right or wrong SDK stack can make or break your application.
According to Gartner, “by 2020, more than 75% of enterprises will have adopted at least one mobile application development platform to accelerate their digital (and therefore mobile) business transformation strategy.” SDK tools help in this process in many ways by providing performance feedback, app crash reports, and in-app payments.
With 2021 almost upon us, here is a refreshed list of the best mobile SDK tools every developer needs to know:
AppsFlyer offers marketing analytics and mobile attribution insights to marketers across all platforms. This tool enables you to attribute every touchpoint across the user journey, which helps you understand the user experience from end to end. AppsFlyer boasts of intuitive dashboards, real-time data, and full-featured raw data reports that are useful insights to have in any mobile app marketers corner. Here is a step-by-step process on how to integrate Appsflyer with UserExperior.
UserExperior provides an all-in-one platform for recording in-app user sessions and analyzing heatmaps and supports mobile apps across platforms like iOS and Android. The monitoring, capturing, recording, and replaying of the user sessions helps you keep track of all the activities in the order that they occurred and allows you to quickly identify what went wrong. It also provides real-time insights into how the app performed during the session.
Firebase (backed by Google) is an all-in-one platform for monitoring analytics, crash reporting, hosting, and performing A/B testing. A plus with Firebase, in particular, is that it also offers the infrastructure to build your app. This makes Firebase the go-to choice for a stable SDK stack. Here is a step-by-step process on how to integrate Firebase Analytics with UserExperior.
Adobe Analytics has taken things a step further by utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence to offer plenty of ways to integrate your customer data into key business processes. It also provides you with real-time analytics and detailed segmentation across all your marketing channels.
CleverTap is a leading AI-powered customer engagement and retention platform that dramatically improves customer lifetime value. CleverTap provides real-time customer insights, advanced segmentation, messaging, personalization & recommendation tools in one intelligent platform. Here is a step-by-step process on how to integrate CleverTap with UserExperior.
Crashlytics (owned by Google) features a robust real-time crash reporting SDK. This lightweight SDK helps developers track, analyze and fix stability issues that spoil customer experience. It also helps discover app crash errors and highlights the specific line of code that caused the issue. Here is a step-by-step process on how to integrate Firebase Crashlytics with UserExperior.
Mixpanel offers a platform to track user interactions and also allows you to build custom reports. Their platform simplifies the evaluation of user actions by segmenting them and creating funnels. Additionally, Mixpanel supports in-depth cohort analysis. Here is a step-by-step process on how to integrate Mixpanel with UserExperior.
Amplitude aims to be the go-to product intelligence platform that helps teams build better products by turning user data into meaningful insights. It is an advanced quantitative analytics tool that provides features such as real-time analytics, user segmentation, retroactive funnels, and retention rate detection. Here is a step-by-step process on how to integrate Amplitude with UserExperior.
MoEngage is a full-stack solution that helps you delight customers and retain them for longer. It is a mobile and marketing analytics tool that focuses on helping your users discover your product value faster. Here is a step-by-step process on how to integrate MoEngage with UserExperior.
Apptimize is an A/B testing solution that allows you to test modifications on any platform and track their impact across all channels. Its features include instant updates across platforms, feature flags, and onboarding optimizations. Apptimize allows test launches instantly without any approval from the Play Store.