Google's Play Store is banning apps that contain lock screen ads

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Users can continuously monitor how much data is being used by the current app, in real-time.

"It really acts as a speedometer for your mobile data, along with the ability to block data if things are getting out of hand", Woodward said.

App developers are pushing the envelope on a daily basis trying to improve and enhance our smartphone and tablet experiences.

Google tested Datally earlier this year in the Philippines with a half-million users, finding they cut mobile data use by about 30 percent, according to Woodward. By clicking on the bubble, the user can also easily block the app's data use especially when it is not in use. Datally also pro-actively notifies users of any public Wi-Fi networks available when the phone is hooked up to a data connection.


"Unless the exclusive goal of the app is that of a lockscreen, apps may not introduce ads or features that monetize the locked display of a device", wrote Google in the updated Ads policy.

Here are the other facts you have to know about Datally. Most likely if you use some of the cheap smartphones flooding the market, you have met lock screen ads. The app will be useful for users who are on a prepaid network where each MB of data is important. It tracks data usage in real time and provides feedback on limiting the use of background data.

If you haven't already enabled the data saver feature for mobile data, you can do so from there as well. Since I was connected to my office Wi-Fi, I ended up saving around 21% mobile data. If you're confused about that, what it means is that Datally will prompt you to connect to a Wi-Fi network in order to save your mobile data. It shows Google Maps directions to nearby Wi-Fi and public hotspots. For example, the best app and game seem to be opinion-based rather than download-based, but I presume the reams of movies and TV shows are judged on the cold numbers (those are region dependent, while the best app and game are fixed).

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