Mobile data runs out? Datally is here for you
Google having its hands on Internet based services, expands its range of products varying from Translation, Calendar, emailing to saving the pricy mobile data that digs hole in pockets!
Alphabet’s Google on 29th of November ushers in its Datally App which is here to help the users of Android smartphones stay under the limits of pricey mobile data packages in developing countries.
Datally, the new service, lists data consumption by app, enabling users to shut off data transmissions by apps depending upon their choosing, says Josh Woodward, the product manager of Google. He further mentions that, it will also provide a directory of nearby Wifi networks that includes user commentary on their quality.
The idea behind making this app is to make internet services more accessible to people in countries where the infrastructure is not as swift and as affordable as in the developed countries like United Nations and Western Europe.
Google has been seen/witnessed in engaging/ engaging in initiatives like peer to peer payments allowing people to transfer money to anyone, using only an email address, without him/ her having the Wallet services themselves. Also, Google has launched a low bandwidth version of YouTube.
During testing of Datally, app developers of Google and the external ones expressed concern about the effects of users limiting their services’ data access, Woodward said. Some Datally functionality is available within the settings’ pages of Android smartphones, but Woodward mentions that the specialized app will make it easier to understand the options.
The developers warmly welcomed the idea of Datally as they saw that users prefers data consumption by “apps they really like,” said Woodward and adds that “The visibility gives users more confidence to use those apps.”
Caeser Sengupta, Vice President, Next Billion Users, Google, in a blogpost mentions his views regarding the new 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 monitor the 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.