KUALA LUMPUR: No matter how much data you have, you'll always feel that they are never enough and wonder where they all go.
Worry no more, as there is a new app called Datally from Google that is designed to help Android users understand and control their mobile data to get the most out of their data plans.
It solves one of the biggest headaches for smartphone users around the world – data usage.
This is an especially acute problem for the newest generation to come online, known as the “Next Billion Users”. Not only are these smartphone users constantly thinking about data balances, but they do not understand where their data is going, nor do they feel like they can control allocating data to the apps they really care about.
Datally works on all smartphones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and is available on the Google Play Store globally.
The app empowers users to solve these problems with four key features:
1. Data Saver: Apps frequently using data in the background for updating content and information. Datally’s Data Saver feature lets users control data on an app-by-app basis, so that data goes only to apps they care about. People testing the app have saved up to 30 per cent of mobile data, depending on the way they used Datally.
2. Data Saver bubble: Once Data Saver is turned on, Datally’s Data Saver bubble will appear when a user goes into an app. Whenever that app uses data, the Data Saver bubble will show the current rate of data usage, and users can easily choose to block that app’s data use if things start to get out of control. The Data Saver bubble is like a speedometer for mobile data.
3. Personalised alerts: Datally alerts users when apps start consuming a lot of data, and it allows them to see how much data they’ve used on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
4. Wi-Fi finder: There are also times when users want to use more data than they have on their mobile plans, such as when they want to watch HD videos. Public Wi-Fi is an important access point for high bandwidth connectivity, so Datally’s Find Wi-Fi feature reveals the networks nearby, rated by the Datally community. Once connected, users can rate the Wi-Fi networks themselves based on their own experience.