It certainly looked like a stereotypical Valley solution that needs a problem.
I wonder how many apps like this would survive under their own merit without famous founders?
I won't pretend to know what will take-off and what won't, but after trying it out for a few days, I found most of the questions more annoying than in need of help. It reminded me a lot of Seesaw, Polar, etc. where the majority of the questions are more like spam than actual questions. I deleted it yesterday, but it will be interesting to see whether it lasts on other people's screens for more than a couple of months.
After the 3rd or 4th "I have no idea" and "I don't know" answers, I too deleted Jelly.
Same here, I played with it for a few minutes but I personally don't get much value from it.
I really appreciate these kind of topics. Reading your comments saves me the effort of installing and seeing what's right/wrong with it.
I'm lazy like that.
.edit: but seriously, it saves oodles of time better spent coding (as that's the skill I'm currently looking to improve.)
I think there's a lot to learn from it in terms of design, ux and transitions. I'm keeping it so I can see how it updates.
In terms of using it, it's quite fun to kill time but I can't see it being something i check regularly...yet
It's early days for it, feels like the MVP
What is there to learn? I felt like the card metaphor got in the way of itself. It's so much easier to scroll.
As of now, it's just a slower way & more unreliable of doing a Google search...
I'm sticking with it. Once you get over the fact that most people can only ask questions like "what is this?" and "can you give me a subjective answer, please?", there's something fulfilling about answering questions for people.
Sure, a google search can get you most of the way, but sometimes you need someone to explain it to you based on the actual question you asked. Google doesn't do that.
But that's where Quora comes in...
Do you engage with it the same way?
I recall there being something over-serious about the tone on Quora that always turned me off. Maybe I should re-try it as it's been a while since I last looked at it and a bigger user base now may have led to it feeling more human while still being useful and not overly casual?
I actually have really enjoyed it. I've come across a couple questions that I could really give a good answer to, and got a lot of good feedback from them when I did. As mentioned there are also a lot of silly questions - probably people picking up the service and trying it out initially, but I've had good laughs at some of the questions and answers. And for the questions I have asked, they have all not been things I could google easily, and I've got great answers to them. I don't think there's an application I've picked up and used/enjoyed using as frequently as jelly in a long time.
I just deleted it after a couple days of use. Enjoyed answering legitimate questions, but there were far too many snarky, "funny" questions.
I don't think so.