App tells what is eating up your smartphone battery

carat-appHere is an app that tells you what is using up the battery of your mobile device. Carat app has helped over 850,000 users globally of which 41 per cent are Android and 59 per cent iOS users. Now, the researchers have launched a new user interface that follows modern application design guidelines and presents battery information in a more intuitive and easy to use manner.

“In addition to the new user interface, we have increased the accuracy of the energy saving recommendations of Carat,” said professor Sasu Tarkoma from University of Helsinki in a statement. The user interface features the number of energy intensive applications ( Hogs), energy anomalies ( Bugs) and user recommendations (Actions) at a glance on the main screen as well as global energy statistics for the device community.


Carat helps you avoid certain energy hungry applications and compare your battery lifetime to other users. Based on the energy usage data, the Carat team continuously develops new techniques to solve mobile device related energy consumption and battery problems.

The new application version has better support for new versions of the Android operating system, including Android 5.0 and 6.0. The new version is currently available for download in Google Play for most Android devices and the iOS version will be soon published for iOS devices in the App Store.