Google launches Android app called Datally to help save data
Google has introduced a new app which will help data-conscience users monitor their mobile data usage and see where they can save it, as well as find public Wi-Fi hotspots. Called Datally, the app is available globally today from the Google Play Store for all phones running Android Lollipop or higher.
Inside Datally users can see how much data they used in the last hour, day, week, or month, and they can see exactly which apps used up the most data. After some use, the app will give users personalised recommendations on where they can save. Users will also be able to turn on the Data Saver ‘bubble' which will block background data usage and track real-time data usage while using each other apps. This means a small bubble will pop up when using apps like Instagram or Facebook, and tell the user in real-time how much data they are using.
Datally has been tested in the Philippines for the past few months, and results show that people are saving up to 30% on their data.
Google says they will be looking into creating a version of Datally for Apple smartphones in the future. Upcoming features to the app include data balance checking and expiration reminders, as well as proactive data usage warnings and controls.