The app which has been named as Datally will allow users to track their data usage in real time, and get personalized recommendations on saving data along with notifications of public Wi-Fi spots available nearby. It's focused on helping you understand and control your data usage.
Although unlimited data plans are becoming more and more popular in the USA, the rest of the world still actively relies on cellular plans with limited data caps. In order for mobile users to manage their cellular data more efficiently, Google has released Datally. At the bottom, the app also shows you the number of apps for which mobile data is blocked.
Previously, Google announced a peer-to-peer payment app aimed at Indian consumers and a low-bandwidth version of YouTube. You can also block data with one tap if an app's data usage gets out of control.
Datally is the newest Android app from Google.
Datally has been in testing in the Philippines for most of 2017 and, according to Lolu Bodunwa - Associate Product Marketing Manager (Search) for Google in Sub-Saharan Africa - people testing the app saved up to 30% of their mobile data.
The Free Wi-Fi finder was similarly good, finding nearby hotspots, but completely missed the CBR Free Wifi hotspots that operate around the ACT. Once you turn Data Saver on, the ability to then lock those apps individually from using data is easy. Having daily, weekly and monthly stats in front of you is added advantage as it will also give users an idea if they need to switch to a higher data plan.
The offering is the latest from Google's Next Billion Users division, an internal effort to make internet services more accessible to people in countries where technology infrastructure is not as fast or affordable as in the United States or Western Europe. Keeping the storage management in mind, Datally is as tiny as 6MB.