I came across this app while reading one of the computer related sites and was intrigued.
Imagine having an app that will advise you if the apps on your smartphone has a bug that drains your battery. That was the idea of the application. I was intrigued and tried it out. The note that comes with the app stated that it needs sometime to collect statistics before giving you any advice.
The app was available both on Android and iPhone. I noted however, that many of the users were frustrated when they did not get any suggestions from the app. Initially, it gave me the message “Nothing to report Check Back Later”
After about one week, it started suggesting apps for me to kill. Unfortunately these are apps that cannot be killed because no matter how many times you kill, they will start back up. The first app it reported was WhatsApp. This is the software that allows you to perform IM using the internet, either Wifi or your data plan.
Next it suggested killing my antivirus (claiming it was running in the foreground). Currently, it is accusing Webex.
I am not sure how accurate this application is however, I start to have doubt when it accuses “Car Mode” a simple app that will direct all calls to the speaker, I start to become sceptical.
As a read the reviews from Google Play, many complain about not receiving any suggestions. It confuses users when the message of not having misbehaving app or not having enough data to suggest returns the same message.
You can read more about the initiative in its site. I think it is a great attempt but I just question how valid is the data. If I really want a long battery life for my phone, I can just stop using all the smartphone features but then it wouldn’t be a smartphone anymore.
By the way, the average battery life for the Desire HD is stated at 12h 44 min and the Galaxy S3 is about 8 hours according to Carat.
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