The app allows users to block individual apps from using mobile data and can display real-time data usage while an app is running. Before connecting, you can see how other Datally users have rated the Wi-Fi network, and you can also rate Wi-Fi networks that you've connected to.
In fact, Google's own analysis found that you can save "up to 30 percent of mobile data" by using Datally.
However, you'll have to look for Datally in the Play store, as that's what the app is now called. You can rate wireless networks from within the application, and it appears that Google uses the information when it makes recommendations to users.
Saving data is important for users in countries like the USA, particularly as apps pack in more features that suck up bandwidth.
Datally – Google's app to save mobile data in South Africa
Datally is an initiative of Google's Next Billion Users division that aims to make Internet services more accessible even in countries with limited technology infrastructure.
The app helps you understand your data, and provides usage details on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis. From there you can decide which apps should be allowed to continue sucking up bandwidth by hitting the little lock icon next to the app. A year and half ago, when data prices were exponentially higher, this app might have been useful. This again can save you precious mobile data MBs.
Datally helps users do three things.
Talking about the new app, Caesar Sengupta, Vice President for the Next Billion Users team, Google, in a blogpost said, "Mobile data is expensive for many people around the world".
Another useful feature of the application is its ability to track down available Wi-Fi networks located nearby. It lets you individually restrict apps from accessing your mobile data, and also activate a "Data Saver" mode which restricts a list of apps entirely. Google's program also reveals how much data the main app now running in the foreground is using up.
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