A New Battery Life-Saving App for iPhone and Android Now Available
Your smartphone is undoubtedly one of the most exciting gadget you could ever have in your life, but the moment it flashes the dreaded “battery low” message, you just can’t help but utter a few disappointing remarks. That’s especially true when you need your phone throughout the day, yet you’re left with no choice but plug in the charger.
Good news, though, a team of top-notch M.S. and Ph.D scientists from the UC Berkeley electrical engineering and computer science department has developed a new battery life-saving app, called Carat, which may just be what you need in your busiest days.
Carat is a free app for iOS and Android. It is designed to give users a personalized set of recommendations on their app usage to prolong their device’s battery life. These recommendations kill off bugs and apps that are draining more power from you than everyone else due to possible malfunctioning. Carat tells you to either re-start or re-download the apps.
One of the significant findings of Carat is that Skype, Yelp, and Pandora are among the most popular energy hogs. Though they are not necessarily inefficient, they require more power than most apps.
Carat’s philosophy is “deploy to the crowd, debug in the cloud” to give mobile device users better communication experience. What’s more, this battery life-saving app almost uses no energy, and the more you use it the better recommendations you get.