How to Use Jelly, A Buzzy New App That Gives You Advice on the Go
Jelly, a new app backed by a sparkly clump of celebrities (including Jack Dorsey, Al Gore and … Bono) is having its 15 minutes of fame. Since its launch last week, the crowd-sourced service has gained a boatload of Twitter followers, broken (mundane) news and earned the participation of Silicon Valley overlord Mark Zuckerberg, who used it to determine the breed of a terrifying spider in his shower.
The app is meant to act as a mobile social network in which you snap a photo of something and ask a related question. People from, or somewhat connected to, your social networks will answer. It’s definitely not a new concept! But it is a very pretty one backed by famous people. Here’s a quick guide on how to use it:
2. Open the app, and it will automatically bring you to a camera screen. Choose what you’d like to take a picture of (it should relate somewhat to your question) and tap the circular button below. You can also upload a photo from your photo library or from Google Images by clicking on the scenery icon on the lower-left side of the screen.
3. When you’ve taken a satisfactory photo, select the “Use” button on the upper-right corner.
4. Ask your question. I’m sort of bored with the coffee they have in the office, so I’m going to see if there are better places nearby to buy a cup. You have the option to attach a link using the paper-clip icon and/or to draw on your photo using the marker icon.