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  • Clean New Widget Shows Your Internet Usage


    One important piece of information that Apple tucks away in the Settings application that users really need to have in their face all the time is how much Internet data they are really using. It serves as a constant reminder that many phone companies are capping our data and that we need to spend less time on our magic boxes and more time outside.

    A new free widget is now live in Cydia for free called NetMeterWidget for NC by iOS developer Fairylabs. The widget will display any data that you use over Wi-Fi or over your cellular network and it will even show you your current download speed as is fluctuates per second. In addition, if you have data caps, it can help you keep track of that by showing you how much data you have left to use in green. If you have no data caps, it will tell you that you have unlimited data left to use.

    The widget, when installed, also installs the NetMeter application on your home screen. The NetMeter application comes with options and more detail involving the data that you are using:



    The application does almost the same thing that the widget does except that the widget is a more express-like interface and the application goes a little more in depth. As you can see, it shows you how much data you use in with either cellular connections or Wi-Fi over the course of the current day, the last week, the last month, and includes a total that you've used since you started using the application.

    Setting your billing cycle from this application is an important step and will allow the widget and the application to reset your data cap usage amounts every month. Since I have a 2GB cap from AT&T per month, the widget will display 2GB at the first of the month and slowly depreciate as I use more and more of that 2GB of data. As soon as my billing cycle ends, the widget automatically resets to 2GB for the next month so I can monitor the new month's data usage

    You can reset the statistics at any time by using the Reset Database feature. You can also change the arrangement of the statistics in the application with the Layout Arrangement feature. The widget can be enabled and disabled at any time from the Settings application under the Notifications preferences pane by dragging the widget in and out of Notification Center at your will. The widget is compatible with all iPhones 3G and newer, all iPads, and the iPod touch. Non-cellular devices will be limited to Wi-Fi information.

    With the price of the widget being free, it's easy to say that this it's worth your time to look at if your Internet data usage interests you.

    Name: NetMeterWidget for NC
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.5.2
    Requirements: iOS 5
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Fairylabs
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Clean New Widget Shows You Your Internet Usage started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. pakitos's Avatar
      pakitos -
      This I like!

      Simple and effective.
    1. Mc-Lovin_341's Avatar
      Mc-Lovin_341 -
      Is this better than weetrackdata?
    1. Kioes's Avatar
      Kioes -
      Using it now, not to bad...
      although i'd like to be able to disable the speed reading.
    1. micro_master's Avatar
      micro_master -
      Love it, better than weetrackdata.
    1. HotBlack's Avatar
      HotBlack -
      "also installs the NetMeter application on your home screen"

      This part sucks, totally unnecessary as you can just tap the widget in the NC to open the app. Don't need this ugly looking icon on my home screen...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by HotBlack View Post
      "also installs the NetMeter application on your home screen"

      This part sucks, totally unnecessary as you can just tap the widget in the NC to open the app. Don't need this ugly looking icon on my home screen...
      You can always hide application icons, you know?
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mc-Lovin_341 View Post
      Is this better than weetrackdata?
      I got weetrackdata and it did not work at all; well I should say very well. It would count wifi in there every now and then even though it said it wouldn't. It would never reset it either when I hda day set.

      Hopefully this one does better.
    1. okiedokieiguess's Avatar
      okiedokieiguess -
      I think it might be broken... it couldnt tell me how close I was to hitting my data limit on Sprint
    1. ryanhe's Avatar
      ryanhe -
      Pfft I have unlimited 3G data for 10$ a month and unlimited texting for another 10$. I don't even need to track my data, haha.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Congrats?
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Congrats?
      Lol I was thinking the same thing.
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      I've never been able to find any data monitoring app that is completely accurrate, its always off by 5mb+ from my AT&T actual data...

      anyone know?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
      I've never been able to find any data monitoring app that is completely accurrate, its always off by 5mb+ from my AT&T actual data...

      anyone know?
      This widget uses the real data usage that is recorded by iOS. That's probably AT&T rounding up.
    1. Gopher_Otis's Avatar
      Gopher_Otis -
      Quote Originally Posted by okiedokieiguess View Post
      I think it might be broken... it couldnt tell me how close I was to hitting my data limit on Sprint
      Best comment I have ever seen on here!
    1. Kioes's Avatar
      Kioes -
      Quote Originally Posted by ryanhe View Post
      Pfft I have unlimited 3G data for 10$ a month and unlimited texting for another 10$. I don't even need to track my data, haha.
      Don't use it then. LOL
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Quote Originally Posted by ryanhe View Post
      Pfft I have unlimited 3G data for 10$ a month and unlimited texting for another 10$. I don't even need to track my data, haha.
      +1

      If you have to monitor your data usage, you are being ripped off!
    1. ryanhe's Avatar
      ryanhe -
      IBwizzle knows what's up. Everyone else is jelly because they pay 30$+ for probably less than a gb of data, suckers.
    1. iSari's Avatar
      iSari -
      iLike

      very useful indeed. Thanks for sharing!
    1. soidroidios's Avatar
      soidroidios -
      Quote Originally Posted by ryanhe View Post
      Pfft I have unlimited 3G data for 10$ a month and unlimited texting for another 10$. I don't even need to track my data, haha.
      I certainly know the feeling of unlimited data, I'm sure at some point, a lot of us have... But even so, it's nice to know how much you actually use each day.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by ryanhe View Post
      Pfft I have unlimited 3G data for 10$ a month and unlimited texting for another 10$. I don't even need to track my data, haha.
      You're laughing now...but if you start using GB of data,
      trust me they will find you and start charging you more