Cloudinary Blog

10 Startup companies that manage their images in the cloud - Part 3

10 startups managing images on the cloud - Part 3
As tradition goes, we are happy to present Cloudinary's "10 Startup companies that manage their images in the cloud" - Part 3. (previous parts: Part 1, Part 2). 
 
As Cloudinary continues to grow, so do the features and capabilities we offer. This allows for usage methods that are even more creative and sophisticated than before. We wanted to showcase 10 great startup companies that each in its own wonderful, unique manner, use Cloudinary to manage their images.
 
 
  
Player FM makes podcasts easy to discover and manage in the cloud. Cloudinary helps Player FM fetch, manipulate and embed publishers' images, on-the-fly.
 
 
 
Pitchup is the UK's largest website for booking campsites. Pitchup use Cloudinary to serve great imagery of wigwams, yurts, tipis and pitches in different formats. Now also in France and Ireland.
 
 
 
Vowch Vowch
Vowch is a mobile app that lets you put your stamp of approval on everything you're into. Vowch makes sharing, caring and opinionating easy by allowing you to predict what will be hot in the future and discover what other cool members are into. Vowch uses Cloudinary's iOS integration to share and manage user uploaded images.
 
 
Cheersy offers great daily deals that you don't have to plan months ahead for. Spur of the moment spontaneous deals around the city helps also put the power back in to your local bar or restaurant. Cheersy utilizes Cloudinary to upload, manipulate and deliver all of their great mouth-watering daily deal images.
 
 
Lulu is a private network for girls, to express and share their opinions openly and honestly about guys they know. All the images brought to you seamlessly throughout the web and mobile app are hosted, cropped (face detected to perfection), and delivered by Cloudinary.
 
 
Roadtrippers is a web and mobile road trip planning platform that streamlines discovery, planning, booking and navigation into one engaging service, featuring a huge database of amazing places. Every breathtaking image is uploaded via Cloudinary, enhanced, optimized and delivered to the palm of your hand, for the best trip planning experience. 
 
 
Bookbub lets you know at any given moment where the best book bargains are, and allows you to purchase them with ease. All book jackets uploaded on site are delivered seamlessly via Cloudinary, letting you make the best purchase in town.
 
 
SpotHero saves you the headache of searching endlessly for parking in big cities. From confusing signs to strange symbols, Spothero takes the hassle off your hands. This app utilizes Cloudinary to custom crop, store and showcase all the available parking spots in your chosen area.
 
 
GiveForward is an online fundraising website. With a strong emphasis on medical fundraisers and the only site with fundraising coaches, Give Forward helps you create a successful fundraiser for a cause that is important to you. Cloudinary helps users upload their fundraiser pictures to personalize their story, and delivers them seamlessly on the GiveForward website. 
 
 
Echoed Echoed
Echoed is a place to share all your favorites, from your furry pet, to your latest knitting endeavor or new jeans skirt. Echoed image laden interface utilizes Cloudinary for image upload, storage, manipulation and delivery, making use of the many available features. 
 
 
That sums up our latest "10 Startups" article. We are happy that our customers continue to challenge us in extending and enhancing our feature set, and hope that these companies help showcase some of Cloudinary's various workflows and different integration methods. 
 
Want your startup on our next 10-startups list? Drop us a line! We would be happy to spread the word about your venture! Got any other comments or thoughts? We would love to hear them! You can also check us out on Twitter, Facebook.

Recent Blog Posts

A New, Simple Tool for Creating Text Overlays for Images

Many Cloudinary users desire a UI for tasks like creating text overlays for images, which they then embed on webpages or download for marketing campaigns. Generating such overlays with the Cloudinary Media Library UI involves a bit of a learning curve, especially if they require multiple fonts or text lines, which even experienced users might find challenging to implement.

Read more
Transitioning JPEG-Based to JPEG XL-Based Images for Web Platforms

When the JPEG codec was being developed in the late 1980s, no standardized, lossy image-compression formats existed. JPEG became ready at exactly the right time in 1992, when the World Wide Web and digital cameras were about to become a thing. The introduction of HTML’s <img> tag in 1995 ensured the recognition of JPEG as the web format—at least for photographs. During the 1990s, digital cameras replaced analog ones and, given the limited memory capacities of that era, JPEG became the standard format for photography, especially for consumer-grade cameras.

Read more

Amplify Your Jamstack With Video

By Alex Patterson
Amplify Your Jamstack With Cloudinary Video

As defined by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amplify is a set of products and tools with which mobile and front-end web developers can build and deploy AWS-powered, secure, and scalable full-stack apps. Also, you can efficiently configure their back ends, connect them to your app with just a few lines of code, and deploy static web apps in only three steps. Historically, because of their performance issues, managing images and videos is a daunting challenge for developers. Even though you can easily load media to an S3 bucket with AWS Amplify, transforming, compressing, and responsively delivering them is labor intensive and time consuming.

Read more
Cloudinary Helps Move James Hardie’s Experience Online

While COVID has affected most businesses, it has been particularly hard on those that sell products for the physical ‘brick and mortar’ world. One company that literally fits that bill is our Australian customer James Hardie, the largest global manufacturer of fibre cement products used in both domestic and commercial construction. These are materials that its buyers ideally want to see up close, in detail. When customers have questions, they expect personal service.

Read more