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Google launches data-saving app in South Africa

Google launches data-saving app in South Africa

The search engine giant, Google has announced the launch of new data usage manage app, dubbed as the Datally. The app now available to download via the play store.

Back in June, Google quietly launched an app called "Triangle", created to conserve mobile data. It enables you to control and limit data for specific apps without affecting its performance too much.

Datally helps solve one of the biggest pain points for smartphone users around the world - worries about data usage. While unlimited data is making a comeback in the US, there are still a lot of people on tiered data plans, and many other people around the world have even more limited data plans. You can even get directions on how to get there.

By turning on the "Data Saver" bubble, the app blocks background data usage and tracks real-time data usage while using each of your apps.

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Google's in-beta Files Go file-sharing and storage management Android app is also aimed at users in these markets who own devices with limited storage and spotty network coverage.

Datally looks like it could be a helpful app for a lot of people. 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. "It's like a speedometer for your data", Google said.

Finally, it alerts you to public WiFi nearby - a feature improved by asking users to rate network quality so that you don't have to waste your time on poor connections.