14 comments

  • James Young, over 5 years ago

    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?

    5 points
  • Luke ChesserLuke Chesser, over 5 years ago

    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.

    2 points
  • Travis VocinoTravis Vocino, over 5 years ago

    After the 3rd or 4th "I have no idea" and "I don't know" answers, I too deleted Jelly.

    2 points
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    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.)

    1 point
  • Murat MutluMurat Mutlu, over 5 years ago

    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

    1 point
    • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 5 years ago

      What is there to learn? I felt like the card metaphor got in the way of itself. It's so much easier to scroll.

      0 points
  • Westin LohneWestin Lohne, over 5 years ago

    As of now, it's just a slower way & more unreliable of doing a Google search...

    1 point
  • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 5 years ago

    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.

    0 points
    • Osandi Sekoú, over 5 years ago

      But that's where Quora comes in...

      Do you engage with it the same way?

      1 point
      • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 5 years ago

        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?

        0 points
  • Jeff EscalanteJeff Escalante, over 5 years ago

    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.

    0 points
  • Loren Morris, over 5 years ago

    I just deleted it after a couple days of use. Enjoyed answering legitimate questions, but there were far too many snarky, "funny" questions.

    0 points
  • Ray YipRay Yip, over 5 years ago

    I don't think so.

    0 points