Thursday, May 19, 2011

Onavo Traffic Reducer for iPhone and iPad

Ever wished your mobile data plan would allow you to download just a little bit more than it does? Tired of paying a small - or not so small - fortune whenever you access the Internet on your iPhone or iPad while abroad?

This Onavo for iPhone and iPad allows you to reduce your roaming charges and maximize your data plan by compressing all data sent to your device.

It works just like Opera Mini and several other mobile browsers work, by routing the traffic through Onavo servers (Amazon Cloud Service) which is then compressed as much as possible - but in this case compressing all the data arriving at your iPhone and not just web pages.

Other than that, Onavo offers a very intersting insight into how much traffic was saved and which Apps used the data. It's something you'll soon be wishing it could come as standard on the iPhone!

Sure, some won't appreciate having all their data routed through some strangers servers - but encrypted content will be just as safe as it will ever be (for logins, passwords, etc) - and, in the end, it's up to you to decide if the benefits outweigh the risks. I'm sure for lots of iPhone roaming users out there, they won't have to think twice about it!

Better get Onavo while it's free at the App Store. :)

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