With the right platform and tools, software developers can code ideas into useful products and services. The same scenario applies to graphic and UI designers, who are now equipped with a wealth of sophisticated tools, e.g., Sketch, Figma, and InVision, with which to create first-rate app designs.
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As a relentless technology advocate and a developer who’s worked on media transformation for numerous projects over the years, I decided in late 2019 to go on a 25-day journey of sharing my learnings on Twitter. The aim was to show my audience the options available for them to do magic with any type of media file and spark ideas that would take maximum advantage of those techniques in their future projects.
Keeping all your digital assets well organized in a single repository requires an effective way to find what you need when you need it. Otherwise, each and every task that your team performs on those assets would take up valuable search time, causing frustration and duplication of effort.
As a leading e-commerce platform, Magento offers numerous essential features. Additionally, you can leverage its extensions, such as those for dedicated payments and advanced media management, for other purposes. Cloudinary, long a popular Magento extension, just released a new version with the following powerful features:
Automating the organization of your website’s media assets (images and videos) saves time and money, boosting the usefulness and lengthening the life span of those assets. Cloudinary’s artificial intelligence (AI) driven automatic tagging, transcription, and moderation capabilities ably and efficiently handle that automation for you—at scale.
The explosion of rich media and the importance of that media to customer engagement is undeniable. Businesses that take advantage of this trend and try to solve some of the typical asset management pain points often end up using multiple point solutions. While these solutions might solve some problems in the short term, they ultimately lead to content and functional silos, inefficient workflows, and scale limitations.
If you are in a marketing or creative team at a large organization, you understand how complicated cross-team collaboration can be. Managing the entire workflow from creation until a developer delivers a new asset in your website or app (in its many variations for all devices, screen sizes, browsers, resolutions...) can be mind boggling.
eBay-owned StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace for over 10 million sports, music, and theater events in 40-plus countries, serves buyers and sellers, desktop or mobile, with an image- and video-rich app that features interactive seat mapping, 360-degree seating views, and price and best-value recommendations. After acquiring Ticketbis in 2016 and subsequently expanding to over 40 additional markets, StubHub streamlined and automated image management with Cloudinary, netting significant time and cost savings while displaying first-rate images in over 30 viewports across devices.
In today’s digital age, brands rely heavily on rich media to tell stories, foster engagement, and make emotional connections that drive results. Marketers use videos and images, tuned to customers’ interests, to create dynamic visual experiences. Digital campaigns about trips to Florida, for instance, have separate plot lines, depending on audiences’ passions for golf, deep sea fishing, or kid-friendly versus romantic getaways. Marketers expect to detect preferences, produce personalized experiences highlighting different desires, and turn digital prospects into vacationing customers. The ultimate success of a marketing campaign relies on the consistent delivery of these customer experiences, at scale.