SDK stands for Software Development Kit, a collection of software development tools and resources used to build software applications for a specific platform or operating system.
An SDK typically includes a set of libraries, APIs, documentation, sample code, and development tools such as compilers, debuggers, and code editors. SDKs are provided by platform or operating system vendors to enable developers to create applications that can run on their platforms.
SDKs are commonly used for mobile app, game, and web development. They provide developers with pre-built components and tools that simplify the development process, allowing them to focus on creating custom application functionality and features.
SDKs can also include software development tools for integrating third-party services or products into an application, such as payment processing, social media integration, or analytics tools. This allows developers to easily incorporate additional functionality into their applications without having to build everything from scratch.
For example, OneSignal offers a variety of SDKs that make it easy for different apps and devices to integrate with our platform to send automated push notifications, in-app messages, emails, SMS, and iOS Live Activities.