Jelly, a new social networking service, combines a search engine with a user’s social network. Users can pose questions using photos, and then send it out to friends – and friends of friends – to see who has the answer.
Jelly combines features from several other social networking apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. Users can take and upload photos directly from the app, draw on photos, and write up to 140 characters as a caption with the photo.
However, what users can do next with the photo is unlike any other social network service. The idea is that whenever Jelly users are out and about, if they see anything unfamiliar, they can post a photo and ask their friends, “what is this?” in the hopes that one of them might have the answer.
Once posted, the user’s friends on Jelly will see the question, and the app will notify the user once someone answers. The company dubbed the app Jelly after the network of nerves in a jellyfish that work together to create a “brain.”
The app is available as a free download for iOS and Android users in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.