Google has announced a new application especially for those who are data conscious and want to have control on data consumption. This is Datally – an Android based data saving app that will help users to monitor data consumption and block culprit apps that continue to run in the background and eat up their data bundle.
Google has developed Datally keeping in view the users’ requirement from developing countries like Pakistan and India where data bundles are fairly expensive. The users always worry about data drainage by the apps running in the background. Although there are numerous data related apps available on Play Store but the app developed by Google will certainly take the hold of the situation in coming days.
Since Google is the sole developer of the Android OS, it makes sense that an official application by Google will be able to track down the applications, how much data they are consuming and how users can make secure their data by closing specific applications.
Datally is the most recent initiative by the Google Next Billion Users division. Next Billion Users is focussing on solutions to make internet more accessible to people in developing countries where there are infrastructure costs are high but technology potential is huge. Under the same initiative, Google released another application Files Go that lets users take control of their files and keep the phone organized.
Datally empowers users to solve these problems with four key features:
Apps frequently use data in the background for updating content and information. Datally’s Data Saver feature lets users control data on an app-by-app basis, so that data only goes to apps they care about. People testing the app saved up to 30% of mobile data, depending on the way they used Datally.
Data Saver Bubble
Once Data Saver is turned on, Datally’s Data Saver Bubble will appear when a user goes into an app that is allowed to use data. Whenever that app uses data, the Data Saver Bubble will show the current rate of data usage, and users can easily choose to block that app’s data use if things start to get out of control. The Data Saver Bubble is like a speedometer for mobile data.
Datally alerts users when apps start consuming a lot of data and it allows them to see how much data they’ve used on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
There are also times when users want to use more data than they have on their mobile plans, such as when they want to watch HD videos. Public Wi-Fi is an important access point for high-bandwidth connectivity, so Datally’s Find Wi-Fi feature reveals the networks nearby, rated by the Datally community. Once connected, users can rate the Wi-Fi networks themselves based on their own experience.
Datally Available on Play Store
Datally works on all smartphones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and is available on the Google Play Store globally.