Enterprise Television- Google has just dropped a brand new app, Datally, that will help internet users save data usage on their phones. It was announced on the 30th of November to be able to save up to 30% of users data.
The Datally app is going to be able to run on any version of Android later than Android 5.0. and it will only be available for Android users on the Play Store.
This app was built, first with emerging markets like Nigeria in mind, and might perhaps be eventually useful for foreign markets.
This problem of data usage for Nigerians, and many people all over the world, is what inspired this app that has been two years in the making.
Google, like Facebook and many other tech companies, believe that the next one billion users are in these regions with Internet challenges. It’s why they all try to find ways to make internet connectivity cheaper and faster.
This app, Datally, is Google’s way of saying let’s put data in the hands of you, the user.
One thing many people don’t know is that a lot of apps use data in the background, whether it’s the weather report app or the Twitter app, constantly updating content and information. With the Data Saver option, you can choose which app you want to connect to the Internet or not. All you need is a simple lock and unlock button.
You can see this like a speedometer feature, or like to call this the ultimate guilt tripper or conscience feature. Whenever a user opens an app, a small bubble appears in a corner of the screen, keeping a tally of how much data the app is consuming, in real time.