Battery issues on the iPhone is a consistent pain in the you-know-where. It's so common, so frequent and so rampant that we find ourselves writing about how to get more juice out of your iPhone's battery very frequently.
I just stumbled across this app thanks to some suggestions by a few tech-bloggers. “Normal: Battery Analytics” is an iPhone app that might help you get more battery-time on your iPhone. And it's basically through analytics of how much resources apps consume on your iPhone.
The basic idea of Normal: Battery Analytics is to figure out what apps are eating away at your iPhone's battery. It then suggests that you kill those apps (close them from the multi tasking switcher). But this is not all.
Normal: Battery Analytics goes way beyond telling you what apps you need to close. Read on.
In-depth Analytics of Apps
Normal's analytics is not just about your device. It collects app-usage-stats from your iPhone and then compares it with the data it has collected from all other users who use Normal.
While not a new approach to analytics, this is probably one of the first apps to do this in the realm of battery management on iPhone.
By comparing data, Normal can tell you if that Snapchat app you use is causing battery drain on your device only or if it's generally the case that Snapchat app causes battery issues on most users' devices.
Doesn't Stop with Quitting an App
Normal: Battery Analytics does not just say, “hey, this app is using up a lot of battery so quit it”. It goes on to say, “hey, I found that you use this app a lot and if you avoid it, you might save these many hours of battery every day.”
The app collects data over a period of time. It knows how much you use Facebook and with that, it pulls the average battery time consumption. And then it suggests apps that you can avoid/uninstall to enhance your iPhone's life.
A Fabulous, Minimal Interface
Normal comes with a flat interface that's also minimal, clean and informative. All information is also textual so there's almost no room for confusion.
What I really like about Normal: Battery Analytics is that it is very contextual while also telling you how most other people use the apps (for comparison). Sometimes, you know if you're using an app more than you really should (in the case of apps that are really distractions) or if you're using an app well (in the case of apps that help you be more productive.)
We've suggested quitting/killing apps in the background as a battery-life enhancement tip, but it's a blanket solution that doesn't really tell you which app is draining your iPhone. Normal: Battery Analytics will do this for you. That's why it gets our must-have recommendation.