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What is an SDK, how does it work?
What is an SDK, how does it work?

SDK / iOS / Android / ReactNative / Cordova

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Written by Jeff Grang
Updated over a week ago

SDK stands for Software Development Kit, also sometimes referred to as devkit.

It’s a set of software tools and programs used by developers to create Applications for specific platforms which plugs into your code.

SDK tools will include a range of different things, including libraries, documentation, code samples, processes, and guides that developers can use and integrate into their own apps.

This means everything necessary to communicate with other software (i.e. one or more APIs) as well as materials that can be used to construct an entirely new app (i.e. code libraries, debugging facilities, technical notes, tutorials, and documentation).

SDKs are designed to be used for specific platforms or programming languages.

This means you would need an Android SDK toolkit to build an Android app, an iOS SDK to build an iOS app. Purchase also supports Apps developed in React Native and Cordova.

SDK opens up opportunities for your brand to reach wider audiences than you can reach on your own. And all it takes is providing a functional SDK tool that other apps can implement and integrate with. This is what Purchasely offers to help you manage and create a seamless In-App Purchase experience, taking away the time and pain from your developers and bringing back powerful Design, Tracking and Optimisation tools into the hands of your Marketing and Product teams.

Purchasely offers 2 levels of SDK to support both Native and Hybrid Apps :

  • Core SDKs

    • These are the Native SDKs for iOS and Android

  • Bridging SDKs

    • These are the SDK developed for Hybrid Apps, where dependencies and connectors are built towards the core SDKs to enable the Hybrid Frameworks to work.

Please visit this article about installing and keeping Purchasely SDK up to date.

If you have more question left about Purchasely SDK and what it can do for your business, please get in touch with us.

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