What’s a Smartphone without apps? These days it’s hard to imagine what that would be like with the growing number of apps available to the public. Between Facebook, mobile banking, Instagram and email, there are also apps for ordering take-out, playing games, counting your steps, and mimicking a flashlight. Everything from tracking potholes and the next bus on your route, to scanning documents and securing your private information. By the way, have you seen app that will age you 60 years? Or the app that adds 100 pounds to any photo? Needless to say, there’s an app for everything. In fact, there are over 500,000 apps available just in the Apple App Store (try saying that fast five times in a row).
Apps have become our new BFFs. Unfortunately, they are also our Smartphone battery’s worst enemy. A recent study at Purdue University discovered that free apps drain our Smartphone battery with advertising. By tracking users location, sending push notifications, sending user information to advertisers and downloading ads, Smartphones batteries are taking a beating by these free apps. Had you bought the .99 cent version, your battery wouldn’t have had to worry. These researchers developed their own software in order to break down how these free apps consume energy. What they found was that 65-75% of energy consumed in free apps is used for advertising. Not so free anymore, right?
Sadly, it’s not just apps that drain our Smartphone battery. A study at Stanford University and Deutsche Telekom concluded that popular sites such as Wikipedia, IMDB and Apple’s homepage are “power-hungry” sites that drain battery life. The problem with such sites? Poor website coding. Simple coding tweaks could improve these sites’ power consumption, but the coding may never be fixed. So what’s the solution?
Don’t let your app or browsing usage cut your Smartphone time in half. Keep a Fueltank DUO in your back pocket and your Smartphone battery will always be full. The Fueltank DUO is a portable charging device that fits into the palm of your hand and can charge two devices at once, multiple times. Plus, it’s light weight of .8 ounces won’t weigh down your pocket or bag. The Fueltank DUO’s reusable power is available for your Smartphone’s battery revival with no outlet needed. Whether you’re playing Angry Birds under the sun at lunchtime, or tracking your steps along the trail, the Fueltank DUO will go anywhere and everywhere so that your Smartphone is ready to use at all times. App away with Fueltank DUO!