The Internet is the new avenue for all sorts of things from entertainment to interacting with people in the modern age and data is the currency you need to explore the web. But in a lot of regions across the world, data packs offered aren’t as flexible and can at times become heavy on a user’s pocket.
Towards this end, Google has launched the Triangle app which aims to help reduce data consumption on Android devices by managing data usage better and blocking any unwanted background data from being consumed.
The app is currently being tested in the Philippines and its global roll out depends on its ability to do what it says it’s meant to do.
The Triangle app will keep a check on the current data usage and use ‘Data Saver’ feature to block any unwanted data usage in the background. Globe and Smart prepaid users will also receive the following benefits:
Check your data balance directly from the app.
Download and try new apps without risking data shortage.
Get extra data for using certain apps.
The app helps users keep a track of data usage by apps, helping them figure out which app is hogging the maximum data from their pack.
Users also have the ability to control which apps you want to block from using data in the background and also the apps you want to allow using data for a limited time ranging from 10 to 30 minutes at a time.
Users who register to the app will receive 100MB of data as a welcoming gift and Globe and Smart prepaid users can avail the option of earning data rewards from apps such as Mobile Legends and Waze.
The app can turn out to be a useful addition to Android devices in areas where users are only offered a limited amount of data under Fair Usage Policy (FUP).
At the time of writing this report, the app had garnered between 5,000 and 10,000 installs on Play Store and also carries a 4.4/5 rating from 119 reviewers. The app supports all Android devices running Android 5.0 and higher.