Have questions? Then hook up with people who have the answers. One of the original creators of Twitter has launched a new mobile service that links people with questions to users with answers. The “Jelly” smartphone app asks users for solutions instead of internet search engines. It is people powered.
According to Biz Stone, the CEO and founder of Jelly, “Everyone is mobile, everyone is connected. So if you have a question, there’s somebody out there that knows the answer.” True that! Now they can all get together and help each other. It’s also more personal than a Google search, so that is one interesting aspect.
The new service is free, and lets users submit questions to existing friends that are on Twitter or Facebook. Users can send a question in plain text, or for example, circle an item in a photograph to ask for help identifying that item. It’s a pretty nifty idea that should be a hit with users. Plus, it keeps you connected, rather than having to break away and go to a search engine, which might take longer.