The other day I was at WCSH on the 207 set, talking about a new app called Jelly.
Jelly connects you with people in (and just outside) your social network as a way of asking and answering questions. Because it was created by Biz Stone, the founder of Twitter, a lot of people “in the know” have jumped on, giving it some instant street cred.
But is Jelly something you should pay attention to? Should you try and use it to market your business?
Here were the talking points from the segment:
- Jelly is mobile app that allows you to ask questions and get crowd-sourced feedback, as well as answer other people’s questions. Each question is paired with an image…either one you take or one from Google images.
- It’s creator is Biz Stone, one of Twitter’s co-founders, so it’s got a good pedigree.
- Download the app for your iPhone or Droid and connect it to your Facebook or Twitter account. From there you can start asking questions or answering them.
- Snap a picture or choose from Google images. Type in a question and hit send. You can also use a drawing tool to draw on top of your picture.
- Jelly will serve up questions from people you’re connected to on Twitter or FB, or who are one connection away. If you have answer, just tap on the image and type in your answer, or use the drawing tools and hit send.
- Anything, but my favorites are when people ask questions that can have multiple answers/opinions.
- The tools are a little rudimentary.
- I wish I could respond to people who answer my question directly, to follow up with them. That would make it a much better tool for businesses, too.
- I’d also like to see the ability to better target questions, or search for them, based on location, topic, etc.
What do you think? Would you use Jelly for personal or professional use? Let us know in the comments below.