Cloudinary Blog

Archive for 2015
Happy New Year and a hat trick

As the end of 2015 approaches, we wanted to share a quick summary of Cloudinary’s accomplishment this year and some of our plans for next year. We couldn't possibly do this without including an image manipulation example! That's our hat trick in the title :-)

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10 Startups managing images in the cloud, Part 7
What better way to sum up the year than with our latest 10 Startups compilation (part 7!)? As Cloudinary continues to grow, so does our customer base, with customers ranging in size and variation. In fact, out of our 2,500 paying customers, many are startups in various stages. We are always pleased to share the different use cases and verticals of these customers, and hope you find them interesting. 
Below is our latest collection - interested in reading back to previous roundups? Check out: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 & Part 6
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Dynamically distort images to fit your graphic design

It can be quite a challenge to graphically design a website or mobile application that displays images in very precise shapes and orientations. This can take the form of warping 2D pictures to have a 3D perspective, placing images in precise shapes or overlaying images in specific locations within another image, for example: overlaying an image over the screen of a smartphone.

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How Under Armour save development time with Cloudinary
 

High Performance App for High Performing Athletes

Under Armour is a global leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment, made for athletes. An extension of its brand is the Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform, which powers the world's largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.
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Build A/B Testing & Personalization creative on the fly

Content Optimization and Personalization programs can deliver tremendous ROI to an organization but tend to be very resource intensive, requiring developers to build the code for alternate experiences and creative folks to generate the content. Many of the content optimization/personalization tools out there today (Maxymiser, Optimizely, Adobe Target, Ensighten etc.) have created WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors to help relieve the code/development bottleneck but the creative bottleneck stubbornly remains.

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Magento with enhanced media and image optimization

Over the past few months Inviqa have been working to build an official plugin to simplify the process of adding Cloudinary to the 100,000s of Magento sites around the world. Inviqa is one of Magento’s largest partners in Europe and has been working with customers to integrate Cloudinary and ensure that the plugin can cater to a Magento store’s needs.

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As the use of mobiles grows, are websites fading away?
 
At the end of 2014, activity on smartphones and tablets accounted for 60% of the time Americans spent online, according to comScore. Given the fast migration to mobile, these figures have been growing every year, and this trend in migration is not limited to the US market alone. According to a recent IDC report, the leading mobile vendors shipped a total of 334.4 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), up 16% from 288.3 million units in 1Q14. With this rise in mobile adoption, it seems like more users are turning to their mobile devices to perform online activities rather than their desktop computers.
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