DataBank is a data saving Android app developed by 15-year-old to save data usage. The creator Emmanuel Kwakye Nyantakyi, who sees the discomfort in always checking your data once in a while to see that you’re in a safe zone for that download or stream.
In an interview with the young developer, he stated that “ DataBank was just an idea I had when I was annoyed with my data bundles finishing all the time. I asked my brother(Developer of Ananse Companion & KloseApp) if he could make an app like that, instead, he told me that was going to be my first project. I didn’t expect that but I thought, ‘how difficult could it be’? “
Having tasted his first major success in the mobile development arena, Manual, a Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School hopeful where he is going to pursue science and hopefully churn out his path in science and tech industry.
How DataBank Works
A user with 100MB of data can choose to use only 80MB and save the rest, and activate that particular data plan in the app which begins to record the live data usage by the Android device.
After 50% usage of the data plan, the service sends a notification to the user alerting him the amount of data he has used. After 80% of usage, another notification is fired.
These two notifications can be toggled by the user by either enabling or disabling the show updates switch. After 95% usage, DataBank automatically switches off both the WiFi and cellular data of devices with Android version KitKat or lower. Saving user from unnecessary consumption and wastage of much-needed data.
Although most Android devices come with default data management options, DataBank provides the following advantages:
- User-friendly interface
- Efficient management options
- Push notifications on Data usage alerts
- Graphical Chart representation
- Simpler and easy to understand terms
In the coming weeks, additional updates will be made to the app to include features such as allowing users set the type of data usage to save, be it WiFi or mobile data. And also the data plan will be in MB or GB.