Jelly is a new app that is designed to search the group mind of your social networks for the answers to whatever questions you have. The app lets users connect it with their Facebook and Twitter accounts, so if one of your contacts sees the post and has an answer for it, the person can answer it, or forward it to one of his or her own friends.
What’s this strange object in front of me? A new app from Twitter’s co-founder wants to give you the answer, by asking your friends. On Tuesday, Biz Stone announced the launch of Jelly, his new startup 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. Snap a picture with your phone, write a short caption describing the question, and post. On Tuesday morning, some users were already using it for advice questions. “Worth reading?” one person asked alongside an image of George Orwell’s “1984.”