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Old Dec 27, 2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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CTIA Launches 'Know My App' Website Showing Mobile App Data Usage




Mobile trade organization CTIA has launched Know My App, a website dedicated to informing consumers about the impact that specific apps have on data usage, reports PCWorld. The group notes that while tools have been available to measure an app's post-installation impact on data usage, the new website is the first to measure data usage before a download.

Currently, the site allows users to search for an app by name, operating system or category, and currently includes test results for the top 50 paid and free apps from the App Store and Google Play. CTIA also pledges to add more apps to the database in the coming months, and is also inviting developers to submit their apps for testing.

The website was developed in a joint effort between product testing company Intertek and CTIA's Application Data Usage Working Group, which includes members such as Apple, Cisco, Google and LG. The tool also comes as wireless providers such as AT&T and Verizon have imposed different policies on data usage throughout the past few years with the offering of tiered data plans for customers.

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Old Dec 27, 2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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What a suspicious shade of green...
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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What a suspicious shade of green...
makes me want some pea soup
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 10:31 AM   #4
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So as we look into vehicles mpg now we look into data usage...hopefully this doesn't evolve into paying more taxes or stinky surcharges
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 10:34 AM   #5
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Being serious for a moment, estimates are fine but the ability to see actual cellular usage on a per-app basis (under Settings -> Cellular) is one of the best enhancements in iOS 7, IMO.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 10:55 AM   #6
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If only you could just look in the settings like Android
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 11:45 AM   #7
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If only you could just look in the settings like Android
Since we're threadjacking...

What Android needs (and I say this as someone forced to use an Android as a work phone) is a website documenting what privileges each app requires, and where the data leaks to.

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Good idea in theory but data usage is largely dependant on the user and how much they use the app (for example an app like Pandora)
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Being serious for a moment, estimates are fine but the ability to see actual cellular usage on a per-app basis (under Settings -> Cellular) is one of the best enhancements in iOS 7, IMO.
Pro tip. Thanks!
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What a suspicious shade of green...
My middle school had walls painted that color -- baby diarrhea green.
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My middle school had walls painted that color -- baby diarrhea green.
Yeah, for when babies do diarrhea-ize -- the diarrhea gets stuck on the wall and dries and no one's any wiser.

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Old Dec 27, 2013, 05:19 PM   #12
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Am I the only one whose Exchange and DNS services use a LOT of data? They're the top 2 data-consuming system services, 50MB and 109MB respectively since the last (recent) reboot.

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Am I the only one whose Exchange and DNS services use a LOT of data? They're the top 2 data-consuming system services, 50MB and 109MB respectively since the last (recent) reboot.

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Exchange is a data hog. For me it's 338MB for Exchange and 39MB for DNS.
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Exchange is a data hog. For me it's 338MB for Exchange and 39MB for DNS.
Alright, so my next question is why does it need 338MB for the transfer of text? Entire operating systems used to take up only that much space. EDIT: Looked it up, people are saying that it's a bug in iOS and Android that was supposedly fixed, but apparently it wasn't.
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Being serious for a moment, estimates are fine but the ability to see actual cellular usage on a per-app basis (under Settings -> Cellular) is one of the best enhancements in iOS 7, IMO.
Yes, thanks for that reminder. I forgot all about that
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