Google To Provide Leaner Android Apps With Less Bandwidth Consumption
A Google executive said that Google would be considering the amount of data used in networks and subscriber billing use. He added that Google has asked android developers to reduce the amount of data on apps. He also warned that data-metered pricing initiative would be on its way.
With the evolution of such pricing plans, it is imperative for leading software firms like Google to less data rich bandwidth apps. For the first time developers are being asked to consider network usage and subscriber billing requirements.
Director of Android Global Partnerships, John Langerling, told ZDNet that it is time provide incentives for everyone, including the android app developer. Information about apps have not been offered to clients. And this is in Google's pipeline. Along with making leaner apps, questions like 'how much bandwidth is my Skype client using?' versus 'my twitter or Google client?' are likely to prop up.
The need for data specific information on apps are also more specific to the U.S. than to other countries. This is primarily because U.S. carriers offer a gigabyte of data to start off with on most plans. In other cases, there might be bundled options to add on a gigabyte. Since clients are getting more and more price conscious as carriers move toward metered plans, it makes sense to provide more visibility in this area, say analysts. For more information on web development, visit Qarea.com
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