Twitter cofounder Biz Stone today unveiled his latest project, Jelly, a platform that uses your personal and extended network as a search engine, available for both iOS and Android. Users submit questions, to which their friends can answer or pass along to their friends. Unlike Quora and ChaCha, Jelly’s functionality is highly image-focused, as users submit a photo along with their inquiry, where users can then crop, zoom, and/or write notes in their response.
Fellow Jelly cofounder and CTO Ben Finkel had spent two and half years at Twitter prior to joining Stone in building the new Q&A app. The duo raised a Series A in May of last year.
More from the Jelly blog:
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. Here are the three key features of Jelly.
Check out the about video below and let us know in the comments – can Jelly overtake Quora- or are they even competition?