One thing that makes using our mobile phones exciting is constantly having access to fast Internet. Unfortunately, the mobile data needed for us to keep the fun going does not come cheap. Aside from chatting, browsing websites, watching videos and playing games, we are constantly agitated about what else could be feeding on our mobile data.
Google, in an attempt to help ease this frustration, has developed and launched Datally.
Datally is an app that helps users understand, control and save their mobile data. With Datally, users can save more and do more with their mobile data. Datally tracks data usage in real time and gives personalized recommendations on saving data along with notifications of public Wi-Fi spots available nearby.
You can now better understand your data because Datally lets you see how much of it you use on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis.
Once you understand how you are consuming the data, Datally gives you more control. When you are using your apps, you can block background data usage and track real-time data usage. And if there is an app using too much data, all it takes is a single tap to block it.
And finally, it helps you save your data. Datally makes this possible by letting you know if you are close to a public WiFi and helps you connect. The app has a rating system for public WiFi spots, which is maintained with user participation.
In a blog post, Caesar Sengupta, Vice President of the Next Billion Users initiative at Google, shared on how the app has helped save data up to 30 percents whiles running a little it test in the Philippines.
Datally is released as part of Google’s Next Billion Users initiative which is focused on making Google products more useful and relevant in countries with limited mobile data usage and where the majority of users have smartphones with lower-end hardware. The app is globally available on the Google Play Store for all phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher.