Everybody loves to be a critic; this is why a new app is available for precisely that! Jotly from Firespotter Labs is a new app that enables every Android and iOS smartphone and tablet user to rate just about anything—including himself! Moreover, the app has an API available to developers who can make use of the uploading of images on their tablet.

“My creators, forward-thinking as they are, conjured me up from what was, in essence, a tongue-in-cheek video parody of Silicon Valley’s variation-on-a-theme approach to start-ups,” said Jotly. “Imagine their surprise when I became sought after by Android users. And the rest, as they say, stays in Vegas.”

Jotly claims it is a very serious app. In terms of how real it is, yes—it is one seriously cool tool that can help users rate whatever they come across with. Moreover, users from both iOS and Android devices can exchange photos through its open API. This makes it the first photo sharing platform which enables users to make use of the seriously exciting application.

“I am throwing down the gauntlet for developers with a sense of humor and style to create brash, new reasons to use our mobile phones,” said Jotly. “And just so you know, I don’t often drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis.”

Through Jotly, users get to do the following:

  • Rate everything and anything.
  • Rate nothing.
  • Sign up without logging into Facebook or Twitter.
  • Move about freely.
  • Earn influence points and even accumulate (street) credit.
  • Earn a living.
  • Avoid SOPA drama.


With more and more people interested of becoming a critic, it is no surprise why Jotly sees itself as an upcoming contender to the world’s best app. According to Jotly, ‘Everything about your life is exciting. To everyone.’

Christine Torralba
Christine Torralba has been a freelance writer for the past couple of years. While most of her work has been ghostwritten, she has also contributed articles to magazines such as SPARK, Monday, Vault and Epic. In her spare time, she cooks, takes photos of food, and manages to write about it on her food blog.