Google's Datally App Is Here To Help

Nichole Vega
December 1, 2017

Google has launched a new app created to help users monitor their data usage and control the amount that they use on a day-to-day basis.

The app allows users to track the apps that use up data the most for a given user, as well as determine where they can save data.

Google has announced the launch of a new app named Datally, which helps users control their data usage. And lastly, Datally also tells users if they are near public Wi-Fi so that they can save on data.

While Google hopes that Datally will help Android users save data when using mobile data connections, it is not a compression or proxy type of solution.

"Datally app takes about 6MB of space, easy on ones phone's storage, works on all phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and it is available globally on the Google Play Store, " she said.

Datally, a new app developed and launched by Google yesterday. On an average, users have been able to save 30 percent of their mobile data, the company claimed. (Google says it is pronounced as "day tally".) The app was tested under the name Triangle in the Philippines only for about five months and released worldwide overnight with no real warning. It also comes with a WiFi Finder.

Save Data: Thirdly, it helps you save data. And for those times when you don't want to blow up your data cap, Datally has handy feature that points out all the nearest free wi-fi hotspots.

Speaking during a media briefing in Lagos yesterday, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, Google Nigeria Country Director said, "For the last few years, our Next Billion Users team has been doing a lot of research on the ground in fast growing Internet countries like Nigeria".

The app shows where and when the most data is being used and allows tracking on an app by app basis (left). If an application is using an abnormal amount of data, users can cut off its internet access with one tap. Most of the complaints for Smartapp, it seems, appear to be around the wallet feature it had, and the recharge option that it discontinued.

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