Datally: Save Mobile Data With Google’s Latest App
Even in 2017, a large number of people do not have access to high-speed internet. While many countries today have access to 4G internet speeds and are almost-always connected to the internet, there still are many users who are browsing the internet on 2G speeds or on limited data. For these users, Google has introduced a new Android app – Datally.
Datally is intended to help these users save mobile data. There are times when users tend to measure out the amount of data they have left, based on which they choose to do certain actions. If you have 100 MB left, you’d rather use it for WhatsApp and Facebook than for watching YouTube videos. Datally helps users understand and control their data usage.
What Does Datally Do?
Google’s Datally app helps the users do three things:
- Understand Data Consumption: Users would know their data usage – divided into hourly, daily, weekly and monthly consumption. The app would give them personalized recommendations on how to save data in a better manner.
- Control Data Consumption: In addition to understanding how a user consumes data, the Datally app also helps the users control the way their data is consumed. Users can block background data usage, as well as see which apps are consuming how much data in real-time. Google defines this as a ‘speedometer’ for data. In case an app is consuming more data than you’d want it to be, you an simply disable data usage for that app with one tap.
- Save Data: Datally will also let you know if you are near a public Wi-Fi hotspot. You can easily connect to these public networks, as well as rate the strength of the connection for the benefit of other users.