Twitter co-founder Biz Stone launches new social networking app - ‘Jelly’

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone launches new social networking app - ‘Jelly’In a move which marks the launch of a new social network, a question-and-answer style social networking app - called `Jelly' - was launched by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and his seven-member startup, on Tuesday.

The much-anticipated Jelly social networking app from Stone will be available for free on the iOS and Android.

With the app's founders claiming that Jelly underscores "a new way to search," the users of the app will be asked to submit questions alongside a photo clicked from the camera of their handsets.  The questions which the Jelly users ask alongside the photo can be responded to by their contacts from their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

In order to respond to a friend's question, Jelly users can either reply with a link, or by drawing on the original image, or simply by using text.  In addition, the questions can also be forwarded by the users with the help of text messages.  As such, the users of the Jelly app will, theoretically speaking, not have to download the app to help their social contacts gather responses to the questions they submit.

Noting that the name of the Jelly app has been inspired from jellyfish, Stone said in a post on the Jelly blog that jellyfish have "loose network of nerves that act as a 'brain' similar to the way we envision loosely distributed networks of people coordinating via Jelly to help each other."
 

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