The free-to-download app that compresses mobile data to enable users to get the most from their smartphones
Founders: Eldar Tuvey and Roy Tuvey
Launched: April 2012
The rise of smartphone usage should mean more people than ever before are free to download, stream and browse on the go. However, there is one barrier to this: mobile providers are increasingly cracking down on data allowance.
Free-to-download app Snappli is designed with this in mind, compressing data to accelerate browsing speeds and reduce data costs.
By redirecting traffic via its cloud platform, Snappli enables users to optimise their mobile data usage and through the app’s use of monitoring and stats, users are able to keep track of how much data they have saved over time, or even per-app.
Launched in April 2012, Snappli claims to be the first and only service in the world to compress video and the app claims to allow users to make a data reduction of up to 72% on services such as YouTube. As mobile users migrate to 4G data networks, compression is set to be the critical factor to help avoid devouring a monthly data allowance in days, making Snappli a potential game changer.
The app, which also blocks mobile viruses and malware at the source, has received five star reviews from its grateful users and investors including Greylock Partners and Index Ventures have also shown their support, backing the company to the tune of $1m.