Google has launched a new Triangle app that’s aimed at save that precious mobile data from being wasted unnecessarily. The app is currently being tested only in the Philippines, and most of the features work only for Globe and Smart prepaid users only. This app is designed mainly for those regions where data caps are a big deal still – and optimum utilisation of data is essential.
The problem of limited data is not one that’s as common here in the U.S., where unlimited data plans are the norm, and bandwidth is more readily available. However, in a number of emerging markets, mobile data usage is often a concern. With Triangle, Google is experimenting with a different way to cut down on mobile data by giving users more granular control over how that data is being used.
You can also grant apps access to mobile data for 10 minutes or 30 minutes from a prompt that pops up when you launch an app. And there are rewards to be earned by installing promoted apps, but that’s only available to a couple of carriers in the Philippines.[wp_ad_camp_1]
The app also promises to give 100MB data as welcome gift to Philippine users after completing registration. “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.
As mentioned, the app is being tested for now, but it will hopefully be released to a wider audience soon, with support for more networks. If you’re in the Philippines, download the app from Google Play Store, and if you live in other regions, you could try the APK Mirror, and let us know what features work in your region in the comments below.[wp_ad_camp_1]