Twitter Co-Founder Hopes for Another Hit Product With Jelly App

by Christopher Freeburn | January 8, 2014 12:21 pm

Twitter Co-Founder Hopes for Another Hit Product With Jelly App

When people need information in the smartphone era, a search engine like Google (GOOG[1]) is usually the first place they turn. One of Twitter’s (TWTR[2]) early developers plans to change that[3].

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Biz Stone, who departed Twitter in 2011, is the co-founder and CEO of Jelly, which has developed a mobile app that allows user questions to be answered by other users. Users can send queries either by text or by sharing a photo with friends from other social networks like Facebook (FB[6]) and Twitter, Reuters notes.

Jelly has the backing of Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams. It has also garnered the support of Al Gore and U2’s Bono.

The app, which launched on Tuesday, is available for Apple’s (AAPL[7]) iPhones and smartphones running Google’s Android. The app is free to download.

Twitter held a successful IPO in November[8]. TWTR stock has soared since the IPO.

Endnotes:
  1. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  2. TWTR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TWTR
  3. early developers plans to change that: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-twitter-jelly-20140107,0,4539365.story
  4. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/many_cell_phones_wireless_630_flickr.jpg
  5. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/emfradiationprotection/
  6. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  7. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  8. a successful IPO in November: http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/twitter-ipo-price-26/#.Us2ILnm1Kf0

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