Jelly: the "reinvention" of Yahoo! Answers

Jelly: the "reinvention" of Yahoo! Answers

I find it hard for anyone not to know the Yahoo! Answers, a kind of forum for all things, based on questions and answers. Well, this is also the idea behind a new search engine nicknamed Jelly, created by Ben Finkel and Biz Stone, one of the co-founders of Twitter. But this is not just another online search service, as Jelly unites the concept of a social network for Q&A-style interactions with users' connections on Twitter and Facebook. To do so, it makes use of services already known in applications such as Snapchat and Instagram, because using this search engine users are encouraged to take a photo and post with a question, which will then be (or will not) be answered or forwarded to others. people who can help resolve debt.

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Using Jelly you can doubt which drink to buy at the supermarket and not regret buying later! / AndroidPIT

How it works?

The first thing you need to know is that Jelly uses images to guide the answers in the right direction, so much so that there is no possibility of asking a question without a photo. Images can be captured on the spot via your smartphone's camera, or can be part of your image gallery or even searched through Google Image. Once the image has been selected or captured, you can add a question, a link or even draw on it to further clarify your debt. That done, the photo is ready to be sent.

Facebook and Twitter will serve as your network of contacts, which will be used to solve your doubts. I used Twitter as a social network, so my followers – as well as their circle of friends – can see what I asked and can try to answer. They can still forward my questions to other friends when they don't know the answers.

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You make image, add a question and share with your friends! / AndroidPIT

Therefore, the Facebook or Twitter profile acts as a login and social connection mechanism, and can be used to share questions and get answers from people who are not on Jelly.

Jelly's beautifully designed Android app layout and controls are very easy to use, to dismiss a question just slide your finger down the screen and scroll through your friends' questions, just pull the answers from a kind of file and slide your finger on the screen from right to left or vice versa.

Why so cool?

Depending on your network of friends and their network of friends, a large image-based knowledge bank will be generated. In addition, you will be able to share experiences and knowledge. Imagine you're in doubt about which accessory to buy for your smartphone, but there's no one around to help you choose, just take a picture and ask your network of Facebook-connected friends, for example, and soon you'll have It's a dozen opinions and advice on what to take home.

This is one of the examples for how to use Jelly, for sure you will have numerous chances to test it.

Install on Google Play

And, did you like Jelly?

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