On Tuesday, Biz Stone announced the launch of Jelly, his new start up that has been in stealth mode for roughly a year. The mobile app, which is available now on iOS and Android-based devices, is designed to answer people's questions using photos and their existing networks of friends.
Jelly is the creation of Jelly Industries, the business set up by Twitter's co-founder Biz Stone in 2012.
Introducing the app was the blog post published by the company on Tuesday.
"Using Jelly is kinda like using a conventional search engine in that you ask it stuff and it returns answers. But, that’s where the similarities end. Albert Einstein famously said, “Information is not knowledge.” Knowledge is the practical application of information from real human experience.
"Jelly changes how we find answers because it uses pictures and people in our social networks. It turns out that getting answers from people is very different from retrieving information with algorithms. Also, it has the added benefit of being fun."
The three key areas of Jelly, according to the company's blog post are:
1) Friends follow friends. Jelly works with your existing social networks.
2) Paying it "Forward". There is strength in weak ties.
3) Point, shoot, ask! Questions with images deepen their context.
[Source - Internet]