As mobile data plans get more and more complicated, users are turning to bandwidth-monitoring apps to avoid steep overage charges. Now, you can track your bandwidth with style.
Onavo, maker of data compression apps for the iPhone and Android, is today launching an updated version of its free Onavo Count Android data monitoring app, which sports an all new interface and some unique features. In addition to tracking your data usage, the new Onavo Count app can now show how your usage compares with others, and tell you the trending apps based on their data usage.
“With Onavo Count 2.0, you will see your mobile data like you’ve never seen it before,” wrote Guy Rosen, Onavo’s founder and chief executive, in a blog post today. “You will be able to understand your data usage in a way that is most relevant to your mobile life.”
I’ve used the previous Onavo Count app quite a bit on both Android and iPhone, and it’s something I recommend to anyone with a limited data plan. Most mobile carriers offer some sort of mobile bandwidth monitoring, but it’s never a good idea to rely on a single data counter. This latest app is one of the most attractive Android apps available now, and it should encourage more users to pay attention to their bandwidth.
Onavo is based in Palo Alto, Calif. and has raised a total of $13 million from Sequoia Capital, Magma Venture Partners, Horizons Ventures, and Google.
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