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.

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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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John.B Avatar
110 months ago
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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John.B Avatar
110 months ago
What a suspicious shade of green... :p
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ravenvii Avatar
110 months ago
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.

COST-SAVING MEASURE.
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Tilpots Avatar
110 months ago
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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