Google has come up with this brand new app called the Google Datally App which is specifically designed for helping Android phone users to save their mobile data. This app was launched on Wednesday and the main motive is to limit the over-priced mobile data package in the developing countries. The Google Datally App is now available for downloads on any android device via Google Play.
Mr. Josh Woodward, the Google group product manager told Reuters in an interview, “Datally, the new service, lists data consumption by app and enables users to shut off data transmissions by apps of their choosing, it also provides a directory of nearby Wi-Fi networks that includes user commentary on their quality.”
This is latest offer from the Google’s Next Billion Users division which is an internal effort of making internet service more accessible for users in countries where the technology is not fast or affordable like it is in countries like Western Europe and United States. Before this, Google even came up with a peer-to-peer payment app specially for Indian consumers and a low-bandwidth Youtube’s version.
A few Google Datally App functionality is available in the Android smartphone’s settings pages. However, according to Woodward, he is expecting that the specialized app will make it convenient for understanding the options. Woodward also said, “During testing of Datally, app developers inside and outside Google initially expressed concern about the effects of users limiting their services’ data access. But they warmed to the idea as they saw that users welcomed data consumption by “apps they really like. The visibility gives users more confidence to use those apps.”
Caesar Sengupta, the Vice President of Next Billion Users, Google, said while talking about the app, “Mobile data is expensive for many people around the world. And what’s worse, it’s hard to figure out where it all goes. That’s why we built Datally, an app that helps you to control, save more and do more with your data. We’ve been testing Datally in the Philippines for the past few months, and people are saving up to 30 percent on their data.”