Google launches mobile app Datally to help users limit mobile data usage

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But, even better, it's also giving users the ability to have more control over which apps use that data.

According to Josh Woodward, the product manager overseeing Datally, the idea for the app came when they saw the lengths some people went to conserve data, such as keeping their phones in airplane mode to prevent accidental use, turn it back on when they needed to check things, and then quickly turn it off.

Google has just reincarnated its previous data-monitoring app, Triangle as Datally.

Google is launching Datally worldwide today, making it available to all devices on Android 5.0. and up. It also provides notifications of nearby public Wi-Fi networks for you to connect to.

Apps frequently use data in the background to update content and information.

Google's new Datally app for Android will help you manage your mobile data
Google's Datally app will now help users save mobile data

When you click on Manage Data, you get a graph of your data usage pattern throughout the day, in a graphical form. This again can save you precious mobile data MBs. 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.

A worthy feature of the Datally app is that it completely blocks an app from using background data.

"That's why we built Datally, an app that helps you to control, save more and do more with your data", Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Next Billion Users, Google, said in a blogpost.

Finding quality public Wi-Fi can be a challenge. First, it allows users to see data usage on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis and get personalized recommendations for how they can save more.

Not only are these smartphone users constantly thinking about data balances, but they do not understand where their data is going, nor do they feel like they can control allocating data to the apps they really care about. Keeping the storage management in mind, Datally is as tiny as 6MB.

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