Google has a new Datally app which will help users manage one of the most important things in their smartphones: data usage. The tech giant has introduced an app designed to help smartphone users to stay under the limits of expensive mobile data packages, especially in developing countries like India. The stylish and simple data saver app by Google is currently an Android-based mobile application. The app developed by Alphabet Inc’s Google is expected to help users understand what their data is being spent on and also cut down on the usage. The Datally app will show the exact applications that use the most amount of data in a user’s phone. it will also show the timeline of data usage for each app. The new Google app will also suggest methods to cut down on data usage according to a user’s activity. Additionally, it will also automatically show the nearest Wi-Fi so that you possibly can connect to it instead of using your mobile data.
Interestingly, on the app, there is a button at the top which enables users to stop all background data usage. This essentially means that only the app which is onscreen will get the data and it will stop for all other apps which work in the background even after closing. However, if you do not want to block all the apps from using background data, the Google Datally app lets you control each app separately. Another notification pops up in the application which tells the users how much data the running app is using up.
The new Google Datally app is the company’s next big move under its Next Billion Users project. It is 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 developed world. When it comes to India, Google has previously launched a peer-to-peer payment app and a low-bandwidth version of YouTube.
While this may be an interesting move by Google, Android users may not find it very interesting. Most of the functionalities that the app contains are already built into Android directly. It’s just that most of the features are ‘hidden’ in the Settings app, but now Datally can bring them to the front.
All in all, the Datally app is not useful for users who can afford extra data. It also acts as a deterrent for the overall phone experience as it stops apps from refreshing automatically. Additionally, push notifications like chats will also stop working. However, if you are someone who is constantly worried about your data getting over, this app is a masterpiece.