Systems and methods are disclosed for estimating resource use and preventing excessive use of resources, particularly on mobile devices such as smartphones. In an embodiment a user device receives an input identifying a desired activity, such as selection of an application to operate. The application is a member of a group of applications, and the group of applications has a resource budget. The system determines an estimated resource consumption associated with the activity, such as an estimated use of wireless data resources. The system further determines an estimated cost associated with the estimated resource consumption, such as a cost of the estimated data use. If the estimated cost exceeds the resource budget, a user is alerted and provided with the choice of whether or not to proceed with the desired activity.
|Published - 25 Jun 2015
|MoE publication type