Alphabets Google launched an app called Datally on Wednesday, designed to help Android smartphone users manage mobile data consumption and find public Wi-Fi sources.
Datally, the new service will list the amount of data consumed by other apps on the phone and also enables users to turn on or off data usage based on your own actions within those apps. It also suggests directory of nearby Wi-Fi networks for you to connect to, Google group product manager Josh Woodward said.
As a part of the service, users can use a big button located at the top of the app that will allow them to stop all background data usage, so only the app that’s actively onscreen can use mobile data. There is a chat-head style bubble that will pop up and will give information about how much data your currently running app is using up.
The latest service is a part of Google’s Next Billion Users division through which Google wants to make internet services more accessible to people in countries where technical support is not as fast or affordable as in the United States or Western Europe.
The vice president of engineering for Next Billion Users initiative at Google, Peeyush Ranjan said Tuesday, “In next billion users market, people are data constrained in many ways… people will buy data and worry about how much is left, how much is used.”
The app is now available worldwide and you can download it from the Play Store.