Google’s new Triangle app has been developed to help consumers avoid wasting mobile data while on the move.
The Triangle app connects with current data usage, data caps and data balances, while also using a feature called Data Saver to block unwanted usage.
The software can individually block apps from using data, as well as letting users set a time frame within which the apps can use data and then return to being data usage-free.
Currently, most of the app’s features only work for users on Globe and Smart prepaid networks. It is designed mainly for regions in which data caps are still an issue, such as the Philippines, where it being tested.
The Globe and Smart prepaid users will also be able to download and test new apps without using any data through Triangle. This gives users the opportunity to check which ticketing, navigation or gaming apps they like best before committing to using their data.
More and more online transactions are taking place on mobile devices, with ticketing as a prime example. Triangle gives users the ability to control their own data usage and test the waters of any apps before wasting data.
Filipino users were offered a welcome gift of 100MB of data after users completed registration with the app.
The offer read: “Get the most out of your mobile data pack. Triangle is a new app being tried out in the Philippines that helps you better manage your data usage and block unwanted background data,” the Triangle app listing reads.