Google finally drops the ban hammer on the most annoying Android ads

Posted December 02, 2017

Ads are just a fact of life in mobile apps.

Datally is an upgraded version Google's Triangle app, which was released on an experimental basis in Philippines in June 2017.

The app is now globally available on the Google Play Store for all phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, Google said.

Google also has policies in place regarding "deceptive ads", stating that no advertisements should mimic an app's user interface, or the Android notification system.

From there, you can press the "Manage" button and completely block background data usage by that app if you feel that it is hogging all your precious network resources.

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In some other Google-related news, the social media giant on 30 November, launched an app which could help you conserve your mobile data. If you're in range of a public network, Datally's Wi-Fi finder will notify you and help you connect.

The Wi-Fi finder, on the other hand, helps the user find a "reliable" wi-fi nearby as some wants to use more data than they have on their mobile plans, such as when they want to watch HD videos.

While the inspiration for Datally came from developing countries where smartphones are linking growing numbers of people to the internet but mobile data costs are onerous, the idea of cutting service bills has universal appeal, according to NBU chief business officer Dave Shapiro.

The app provides graphs to break down the bigger picture, so users can see how they're using their data and which apps are causing trouble.

While other finance apps boasted of one of a kind features, Google Finance only provided the basic functionalities. In light of these problems, Google yesterday announced an app called Datally. You will be prompted to enable connection request by blocking data using VPN. You can select the time period (today, this week, this month) and you can also see a list of apps that have recently used your mobile data. Whenever that app uses data, the Data Saver bubble will show the current rate of data usage, and users can easily choose to block that app's data use if things start to get out of control.