Google launches Datally, an app to control mobile internet usage

The app provides usage insights on hourly daily weekly or monthly basis

Alphabets Google launched an app called Datally on Wednesday, created to help Android smartphone users manage mobile data consumption and find public Wi-Fi sources.

Apart from controlling your mobile data, the Datally app also lets you save your mobile data by showing you details of public Wi-Fi hotspots you can connect to instead of using your mobile data.

If you'd like to give a whirl yourself, Datally is available globally on the Play Store for all phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher. This is not all it also provides a directory of WIFI networks in your nearby area and enables commentary on the quality by users as well.

Google tested Datally in the Philippines for most of 2017, and the insights from the product tests there shaped the final app. Now the tech giant is giving users the ability to see that information for themselves with its new Datally app for Android.

Called Datally, (pronounced "day tally") it's a lightweight (6MB) app that helps Android users get a feel for what's chewing through your data.




It's hard to keep a tab on our daily internet usage these days, and if you're not on an unlimited data pack, chances are you might end up consuming the data well before the validity expires.

Google will soon add two more features in the app: Balance checking and balance expiration reminders and Proactive data usage warnings and controls. So, the next time you open the app, all the notifications will already be sitting there, and no fresh data will be consumed. From there you can decide which apps should be allowed to continue sucking up bandwidth by hitting the little lock icon next to the app. There is a chat bubble as well that pops up to notify when an app connected to the internet is active and how much data it is draining.

Now you can better manage the usage of your mobile data.

Besides, Datally helps users to do three things. But if you're on a capped mobile plan, where every megabyte of data counts, then you're probably looking at ways to prevent data waste.

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