GoTap is an Android app which saves users’ cost on mobile data usage through restricting apps that drain data without users’ consent.
During a user research in India, we interviewed around 40 people and observed that they switched the mobile data connection on and off frequently to prevent unnecessary data waste. This behavior leads to a problem: those popular IM apps like WhatsApp and FB messenger are no longer instant while mobile connection is off. This is why we designed GoTap to resolve the problem.
Users can set up only selected apps stay connected to the internet through the 3G/4G network and restrict the connection of other apps through GoTap. This character helps users to enjoy the instancy of apps like WhatsApp and FB messenger. On the other hand, users still can allow restricted apps to connect to 3G/4G by one easy tap until the operating screen turn off. Furthermore, GoTap calculates the frequency of attempt to connect internet from restricted apps. This function tells the users which apps waste mobile data most. What makes the app even better is that the APK size is only 800KB, a very compatible size for the majority of low performance Android phones in India.