Insights into how Google's Datally app will help users save data

Insights into how Google's Datally app will help users save data

Google wants to help users control their data usage and plans to do so with its latest app called Datally...

However, after using Datally for a short stint, the one thing I wish it could do is also track Wi-Fi traffic, as this would give people a more comprehensive picture of their overall data usage. It'll help you see which apps are running at any given time, and find out how much data they're using.

Once you're connected to a network, don't forget to rate it to help others in the Datally community find great Wi-Fi. Google says that it has been testing the app in Philippines for a couple of months, and till now, Datally has managed to hit over 50,000 users.

Google's really late to the party: data saving apps have been around for a while, and some are even coded into operating systems.

Saving data is important for users in countries like the U.S., particularly as apps pack in more features that suck up bandwidth. It looks like Google had a positive response to Triangle as the search giant has made it available for everyone to download and has renamed it Datally. Datally's "Data Saver" feature lets users control data on an app-by-app basis, so that data only goes to apps they care about. Worse still many apps keep draining your mobile data while functioning in the background. You can add apps to this list as per your preference. It will also enable proactive data usage warnings and controls.

The offering is the most recent from Google Next Billion Users division, an inward push to make web benefits more open to individuals in nations where innovation foundation isn't as quick or reasonable as in the United States or Western Europe.

Once Datally has gathered information about data usage on the device, it can begin to serve up recommendations as to how the user can cut down on mobile data usage.

That's where Google's new app Datally kicks in: It claims to help people save some data and thus, some money. A few days back Google had launched peer to peer UPI based payment apps and soon the app got traction and also a low bandwidth version of YouTube as well.