already a plethora of data saving apps for Android smartphones.
Now, Google has just launched their app, called Datally, that
saves precious mobile data on Android devices.
Google was testing the data saving app in the Philippines. The
company says that the app can understand people’s data usage
patterns and suggest ways to save mobile data. People were able
to cut down their data usage by up to 30%.
compatible with Android 5.0 and above. What the app basically
does it cuts off background data for apps. Also, it uses a VPN
connection to analyze a user’s traffic. But stopping background
data doesn’t seem to be good practice as it prevents apps from
refreshing their information which might degrade the user
experience. So, users who exhaust their data limit quickly,
data saving apps are more beneficial to them.
Many of the features that are present in Datally are already a
part of Android, buried deep under the Settings. The app makes
it easier to use. So, Android users might not find themselves
entirely surprised with the app.
However, what’s new is a Facebook Chat head-like data saver
bubble that constantly reminds people of how much data they
have consumed while using an app. If it isn’t the app itself,
the bubble would motivate people to use fewer data.
Data saver bubble only appears when you use an app and it can
be moved across the screen. Tapping the bubble reveals the
options to block data for that app and see detailed data usage.
To disable the data saver bubble, go to Settings in the app.
The data saver functionality can be turned on simply by sliding
the lock button on the main screen. Users can monitor per-app
data usage by hours, days, weeks, and months on the Manage Data
screen. They can disable or enable blocking of background data
for individual apps if they want.
Datally can also suggest nearby WiFi networks based on a user’s
location. Through Google maps, the app also provides directions
to the place where WiFi network is present. If you are aware,
Facebook also introduced a similar feature a while ago.
Download Datally from Google Play using this link.