The founder of Twitter, Biz Stone, has made an official announcement of the launch of a new app called Jelly.
Jelly is a search engine for iOS and Android which uses question-and-answer-type queries. The user will be able to ask questions, put them out on their social network and get back fast responses.
In a video that was posted with his blog entry, Stone explains the idea behind the app stating that if people have questions there is already someone out there who knows the answer.
The app will put a great deal of emphasis on photos, allowing users to post images and ask questions related to them.
Stone co-founded Jelly back in April with Ben Finkel, co-founder of another Q & A service called Fluther. Stone will serve as Jelly’s CEO.
Taking advantage of a growing trend of crowdsourcing for information, both Fluther and Jelly work in similar ways, tapping into social networks in order gather quick answers for users.
Jelly’s advantage over existing services–such as Quora or Cinch–may lie in its use of photos, say some, since a visual image will allow users to quickly form a more complete idea of what a user wants to know.
As well as being the co-founder of Twitter, Inc., Stone has previously launched such sites as Blogger, Medium, Odeo, The Obvious Corporation and Xanga. Jelly is just the most recent addition to his portfolio of endeavors.
By Nancy Schimelpfening