Jelly, the new mobile Q&A service from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has been out for a week now, and the company has put out a new blog post reflecting on how its been received, and how people have been using it.
The company acknowledges that its numbers will drop dramatically as the initial curiosity spike fades away, but notes that this is what "every startup faces."
"Even though Jelly has only been 'out in the wild' for one week, people are helping with their own specific knowledge, experience, and opinions," Jelly says. "Some folks are just kicking the tires, others are jumping right in with real intent."
The company points to some specific examples, which include photography advice, fashion tips and of course the Mark Zuckerberg spider.
Some have even been using it for chess moves:
I hope they make these things embeddable soon.
"Aside from these examples, the network over which they travel is interesting," the company says. "Jelly offers people a hybrid network of both Facebook and Twitter—queries and their responses are routed through and among both as if they are one. We expect this to grow more compelling with additional networks."
That goes without saying, and it will be interesting to see which ones come next.
"In addition to more networks, our product and feature pipeline is chock full," Jelly says. "Our small team launched with what we thought was the most basic version of Jelly. Doing that meant we had to hold back a bunch of features we’re excited to release. Now that Jelly is out, we’ll work hard to update it often."
Some third-party usage data came out from RJMetrics this week. That showed that Jelly's first week saw 100,000 questions asked, and about 25% of them being answered. Not bad, but they'll no doubt want to get that percentage of answers up.
For now, Jelly is just starting what it calls a "long, slow, organic growth climb."
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