There’s Jelly in Your Google

Jelly just works on Google Home. No installation needed.

Jelly is now available as part of the Google Assistant on Google Home. Google Home is a voice-activated speaker, powered by the Google Assistant. You say, “Ok Google, ask Jelly…” and your question is sent to askjelly.com — powered by helpful people who enjoy answering in topics of interest. Jelly has a different voice than the Google Assistant, so you know it’s Jelly.

Why ask Jelly questions when you have all of Google sitting on your kitchen counter? Good question! When we partnered with the Google Assistant for this integration, we knew for many questions there isn’t a fact-based answer. Maybe the Internet doesn’t know — you need an opinion, you’re not sure how to ask, it’s subjective, or it’s a personal question.

When I first tried Google Home, I was smitten. Not like Joaquin Phoenix in HER. More like, “Holy moly, voice is going to be a paradigm shift in personal computing.” We had recently launched askjelly.com — a way to get short, concise answers from helpful people. Timing is everything. It reminded me of Twitter’s early days and the smartphone emerged. A game changer.

For a while, we’ve been working on an alternative search engine that doesn’t spit out lots of links, it provides answers from helpful people. Have a question, get helpful answers. Boom. Done. When you say, “Ok Google, ask Jelly…” it goes through the Jelly answer engine and back. Et Voila! Jelly helps make the Google Assistant on Google Home more helpful.

Biz Stone,
Co-founder and CEO
Jelly Industries, Inc.


Originally published at medium.com on December 15, 2016.