Today Google announced Datally, a smart and simple Android app that helps smartphone users understand, control, and save mobile data.
Datally works on all smartphones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and is available today on the Google Play Store globally.
Datally helps solve one of the biggest pain points for smartphone users around the world — worries about data usage. Google found during extensive global user research that many smartphone users worry about running out of data.
This is an especially acute problem for the newest generation to come online, known as the “Next Billion Users.”
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.
Google tested Datally in the Philippines for most of 2017, and the insights from the product tests there shaped the final app.
“In many parts of the world, people feel constrained by the cost and availability of data. Managing and controlling data can feel daunting, and where data goes can seem like a ‘black box’,” says Google South Africa country director Luke Mckend.
“Google’s research showed us that users in developing countries are data-constrained and spend less days connected to mobile data per-month than users in developed countries. Datally aims to help users be connected everyday by increasing transparency on how data is used, enabling more control over their data usage to get the most out of their data plan, and finding good public WiFi.”
Meet Datally, a mobile data-saving app by Google that helps you understand, control and save data.
With Datally, you can save more and do more with your data.
#1 – Datally helps you understand where your data is going
Datally shows you how much data you’ve used on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and alerts you when apps consume a lot of data. Over time, Datally will learn your usage patterns and offer more recommendations to save data.
#2 – Data Saver helps you save up to 30% of your data
Apps frequently use data in the background to update content and information. Many times, you might not know this this is happening. Datally’s Data Saver feature turns off background data for these non-essential functions and lets you manage data usage on an app-by-app basis.
#3 – Turn on the Data Saver bubble to see a real-time speedometer for your data
The Data Saver bubble blocks background data and tracks real-time data usage, whatever app you’re in — it’s like a speedometer for your data. You can also block data with one tap if data usage gets out of control.
#4 – Datally helps you find great Wi-Fi nearby
Finding quality public Wi-Fi can be a challenge. If you’re in range of a public network, Datally’s Wi-Fi finder will notify you and help you connect. You can even get directions on how to get there.
#5 – Rate Wi-Fi networks and help others
Once you’re connected to a network, don’t forget to rate it to help others in the Datally community find great Wi-Fi.
Datally shows nearby Wi-Fi with quality ratings from other users
#6 – Light on your phone
The Datally app takes about 6MB of space, so it’s easy on your phone’s storage.
#7 – Made for you
Datally works on all phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and it’s available globally on the Google Play Store.