61°
Partly sunny
SUN
 86°
 53°
MON
 90°
 58°
TUE
 82°
 56°
WED
 78°
 56°
THU
 79°
 53°

Vote for the Best of Sonoma County finalists: Best place to get married, best fundraising event and much more!

Not sure what it is? There's a photo app for that

  • Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled a new smartphone application by Jelly Industries, where curiosity is solved through photos. (photo courtesy of blog.jelly.co)

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter co-founder Biz Stone thinks a picture can be more meaningful than 140 characters of text.

That's the concept behind a smartphone application released Tuesday by Jelly Industries. Stone launched the San Francisco startup nine months ago without revealing what he was working on.

Jelly's free app for Apple Inc.'s iPhone and phones running Google's Android allows people to tap into the collective knowledge within their networks on Twitter's short-messaging service and Facebook's online hangout to find answers about things that puzzle them. The questions are accompanied with a photo of the object that triggered the curiosity.

Stone played an instrumental role in building Twitter Inc. into one of the Internet's most valuable companies. His exit from Twitter nearly two years ago raised a great deal of intrigue about what his next act would be.

comments powered by Disqus
© The Press Democrat |  Terms of Service |  Privacy Policy |  Jobs With Us |  RSS |  Advertising |  Sonoma Media Investments |  Place an Ad
Switch to our Mobile View