Untethered Application

Data-free apps democratize connectivity for price-conscious consumers

Implications - With a premium placed on data usage over talk time leaving younger users unable to pay for big data plans, several brands are adapting and starting to offer low-data and even data-free apps. While many of these apps still come with limitations such as proximity to other users or reduced resolution quality, this emerging market is quickly growing as consumers seek ways to save money and still maintain connectivity.
SCORE: 5.8
This Month and Mild Top 5 Examples: 1,351 Total Clicks Jun 15 - May 17
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Open-Source Learning Apps - The Moodle App Lets Students Continue Learning When Offline
SCORE: 7.2
This Year and Warm 542 Clicks Pub: Oct 21, 16
Open-Source Learning Apps
The Moodle App Lets Students Continue Learning When Offline
The celebrated open source education platform Moodle has launched an innovative and upgraded learning app, dubbed Moodle Mobile, that is designed to ensure that students don’t have to stop... [More]
Data-Free Messaging Apps - The Jott App Works Without a Data Plan or Wifi Connection
SCORE: 5.4
Mild 557 Clicks Pub: Jun 8, 15
Data-Free Messaging Apps
The Jott App Works Without a Data Plan or Wifi Connection
The Jott app ingeniously taps into one of the major roadblocks teen users encounter when accessing or even using social media platforms—no money to afford a decent data plan, or a data plan at... [More]
Offline Navigation Maps - Google Maps' Navigational Services Can Now Be Used with No Data Connection
SCORE: 3.1
Untested 138 Clicks Pub: Nov 12, 15
Offline Navigation Maps
Google Maps' Navigational Services Can Now Be Used with No Data Connection
Offline navigation now gives drivers going through patchy data connections or with no Internet access the ability to still search and receive directions on Google Maps. The update comes about half a... [More]
Data-Saving Internet Extensions - Google Chrome Offers a 'Data Saver' Function To Reduce Over-Use
SCORE: 3.3
This Year and Untested 67 Clicks Pub: Aug 3, 16
Data-Saving Internet Extensions
Google Chrome Offers a 'Data Saver' Function To Reduce Over-Use
Many consumers have issues with going over their data due to streaming videos and apps on a daily basis, which is why the newest Google Chrome version 52 update includes an Internet extension... [More]
Data-Saving Social Apps - 'Twitter Lite' Offers Optimized Features for Mobile Users
SCORE: 3.4
This Quarter and Untested 47 Clicks Pub: Apr 7, 17
Data-Saving Social Apps
'Twitter Lite' Offers Optimized Features for Mobile Users
Those who frequently use Twitter on the go now have the chance to turn on a new feature called ‘Twitter Lite.’ This new feature can be switched on through one’s setting panel to... [More]
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