Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc's Google introduced an app on Wednesday created to help Android smartphone users stay under the limits of pricey mobile data packages in developing countries. The app named Datally helps a user understand and track their mobile data usage. Datally is a data saving application which will help users take control of how they consume data in daily life and block culprit applications that continue to run in the background and eats up the data bundle.
Google says it's released the app because data is still extremely costly in many countries around the world. It can help you find good Wi-Fi hotspots nearby so that you won't have to use your mobile data at all. A bubble showing data use appears every time an app is opened.
Help Android users better understand data usage.
With Datally, users can efficiently monitor and control their allocated data.
While using your mobile data you always tend to be thrifty because mobile data comes at a premium. Google claims that, on an average, Datally saves up to 30% of your mobile data by controlling its usage on an app-by-app basis.
Datally works on all smartphones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and is available today on the Google Play Store globally. It builds your app's usage history and provides insights, based on trends, over time. The app is well designed and easy to use and we recommend trying it out. First it lets you know exactly where your data is going and offers personalised tips on how to save more.
The app is the part of Google's Next Billion User division, an internal effort to make internet available to all countries where tech infra is poor or not affordable like American and European nations. Keeping the storage management in mind, Datally is as tiny as 6MB.