Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has revealed his new venture – Jelly. It is a service that would help you share with friends in your social media profiles; everything that you want to know.
Through its iOS and Android apps, Jelly uses photos and people from your social networks to get you answers. It is basically like Google, only more people-based. Plus you could not be sure if the answers you get are absolutely correct. In Google we trust. Only.
Say for example, you are eating this really expensive foie gras at your posh French restaurant, you could use some help in deciding what wines that will be best served with it, you can send use the app and send a picture of it to select or even all of your friends and get them to answer you back from this application.
The application starts up with a camera option that would let you click a photo of whatever it is that you want to ask about and send it to a group of people (150 or even 5000) who would then be able to answer you back. If you came across this insect that you had no idea existed, you click a photo and send it to your peeps and they let loose their knowledge of entomology on you.
Twitter founder Stone has said this application can be a hit as it not only uses existing social networking websites (so you don’t have to create some more dowdy accounts), but also users can upload an image, crop it, reframe, draw on it to help add more specific context to their inquiry.
Why name it Jelly you ask? Well, Stone felt that the neurological decentralization of the sea creature has caused it to be more of a ‘group-think’- one whose brain is “more ‘we’ than ‘me’. Much like Biz hopes it would teach us to think like with the help of this app.
The new service is available on iOS and Android from now.