Google Launches Datally a data-monitoring app [Download]


Google has launched a new app for its Android users to help them manage data usage on their smartphones.

The app allows users to track the apps that use up data the most for a given user, as well as determine where they can save data.

Though the features of Datally app are easily available in the settings section of mobile but Josh Woodward who is the Google's group product manager said in the interview with Reuters that specialized app will enable users to understand the data saving options. You can grab it by heading to the Google Play link below.

The company ran a limited beta test of the app earlier this year and notes that users saved about 30% of mobile data on average when using the application.

The app is available on Google Play for free for devices running Android 5.0 and above.

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The app also serves as a crowd-sourced rating system for local Wi-Fi networks, which allows users to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to the network and view previous ratings. See your usage on a hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis and get personalized recommendations for how you can save more. Sure in India you might be enjoying Jio's 1GB per day data plan and competing mobile operators' similar offerings but chances are this honeymoon period of cheap data won't last for long and soon enough you will go back to paying regular charges.

A worthy feature of the Datally app is that it completely blocks an app from using background data. Datally can block app's data connection entirely with one touch.

Apps frequently use data in the background to update content and information.

Although unlimited data plans are becoming more and more popular in the United States, the rest of the world still actively relies on cellular plans with limited data caps. "And what's worse, it's hard to figure out where it all goes", said Caesar Sengupta, VP of the next billion users team at Google, in a blog post.

Additionally, there is a "Find Wi-Fi" button in Datally that lists all nearby hotspots being provided by restaurants and other businesses.