Google's new Android app helps users better understand and manage data usage

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Alphabets Google launched an app called Datally on Wednesday, created to help Android smartphone users manage mobile data consumption and find public Wi-Fi sources.

Datally will also tell you if there's a public Wi-Fi nearby and help you to connect, freeing you from your carrier's data network.

The app also serves as a crowd-sourced rating system for local Wi-Fi networks, which allows users to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to the network and view previous ratings. Besides this a chat style bubble will pop up in the background and let you know how much data your app is using.

The app has been made available for all the devices running Android version 5.0 (Lollipop) or newer. Besides, tests of the app were conducted in the Philippines and the results showed that Datally could help save users up to 30 percent on their data as per Google.

Datally is a relatively straight-forward app, as Google has attempted to make the process of managing data usage as simple as possible.

Data allowances are still very expensive in some countries, and people have a much smaller allocation than in other parts of the world.

Google says Datally will soon allow users to check their mobile data balance and set balance expiration reminders. Based on our limited time with Datally and the app's description on the Play Store, it doesn't like this functionality is still implemented.


Additionally, there is a "Find Wi-Fi" button in Datally that lists all nearby hotspots being provided by restaurants and other businesses. Suddenly, you find that all your mobile data has vanished into thin air without your knowledge.

Control Data: Secondly the app helps control your data usage. Its basic function is to aid people in managing the data usage on their smartphones.

According to The Verge, which earlier reported on Datally's launch, Google released the app for the Google Next Billion Users initiative.

In addition, you get to track real-time data usage when using each of apps.

But they warmed to the idea as they saw that users welcomed data consumption by "apps they really like", Woodward said.

With Datally, you can save more and do more with your data.

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