On 30th November 2017, Google launched "Datally", an app that allows users to cut back on their mobile data costs by better monitoring their usage. A launching event was held on a hotel in Dhaka today. The event was organized by Masterhead PR & the sessions conducted by Industry Lead - Bangladesh & Sri Lanka of Google, Mr. Golam Kibria & Bangladesh Country Marketing Consultant of Google, Hashmi Rafsanjani. The app is now available to download via Google Play.
Datally, the new service, lists data consumption by app and enables users to shut off data transmissions by apps of their choosing, Google group product manager Josh Woodward told Reuters in an interview. It also provides a directory of nearby Wi-Fi networks that includes user commentary on their quality.
The offering is the latest from Google's Next Billion Users division, an internal effort to make internet services more accessible to people in countries like Bangladesh where technology infrastructure is not as fast or affordable as in the United States or Western Europe.