Posted by Yafit Becher, Product Manager and Ray Bruca, Strategic Partnership Manager
App developers rely on SDKs to integrate key functions and services for their apps and games. SDKs are important building blocks, but developers share that it will be difficult to know which SDKs are safe and secure to use. So helping developers like you make informed decisions about SDKs is part of keeping Google Play safe and secure for billions of people.
In 2020, we launched Google Play SDK Console to provide SDK providers with reporting error, usage statistics and critical issues to app developers via Google Play Console and Android Studios. Today, we are taking another step toward promoting communication and transparency. Google Play SDK indexA new public introduction that lists Over 100 commonly used commercial SDKs, and insights into each one.
Google Play SDK indexes show reliability and security features so you can determine if SDK is right for your business and your users.
You can search for SDK or view it in categories such as advertising and revenue generation or analysis. Combines usage data from Google Play apps with SDK code detection to provide designed insights for each SDK specification Google Play SDK index. To help you determine if SDK is right for your business and your users. You can see:
- SDK may require any Android application license.
- If the SDK provider is committed to making sure the SDK code follows Google Play guidelines
- Version Adoption Rates
- Retention measures, and more
SDK providers can share with you important information about the SDKs registered on the Google Play SDK console, for example
- Which version of SDK is outdated or has critical issues
- Links to what SDK collects data and why it collects data to help you complete your application’s data security form.
We hope you find the Google Play SDK Index useful for making informed SDK choices, no matter where you are in your development cycle. Stay tuned for more updates as we increase the size of additional data points, categories, and SDKs.