Google has become so synonymous with finding answers that we even use it as a verb. Don’t believe us? Google it! But, what if Google wasn’t the only way to find what you’re looking for?
Twitter cofounder, Biz Stone, is starting a new search-revolution with a neat little app called Jelly. Jelly is essentially a crowd-sourced search engine making use of photos, maps, friends, and more.
What makes this app different is that it encourages the use of photos to ask questions. Here’s how it works:
So after a long day you’re about to hop in the shower and you’re greeted by a furry little eight legged creature, all eyes blinking at you. You’ve never seen this type of spider but before you begin that classic breakdance exit of your bathroom, take a deep breath and snap a picture of the little guy using Jelly. Pose the question “what kind of spider is this?” and let Jelly work its magic. The app will seed your question to friends and friends of friends in your social media networks to find the answer you’re looking for.
In fact, that’s exactly what Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook did!
You can, of course, also give answers to questions your friends have posted. Jelly will alert you when you get an answer or if someone “likes” an answer you’ve given. You can also give other users virtual ‘thank you’ notes for their answers.
The app’s fairly new and doesn’t have a great deal of takers but you’ll want to get the hang of it before this goes mainstream!
Jelly’s available for Android via the Google Play Store.