In my last post, we spoke about AI-Based Content Analysis. Now, given the importance of security and privacy, authentication is at the heart of virtually all software. Access control is the layer on top of authentication that determines who can access what. Why is access control necessary? Because within most organizations nowadays is a multitude of digital assets stored in various folders, and functional teams need access to some of those assets to do their work even though their access to private assets must be restricted. Complexity arises as a result, especially during cross-functional collaboration among developers and other teams.
Of late, we’ve seen an increasing number of Cloudinary customers on Shopify and Shopify Plus. Since we first wrote about using Cloudinary with Shopify a while ago, both Shopify and Cloudinary have evolved to better support customers through advancements in our platforms. This post highlights three important areas in which you can integrate Cloudinary’s latest technology and tools with Shopify to accomplish the following tasks:
Reformation is a Los Angeles-based fashion brand that designs and sells sustainable, eco-friendly women's apparel and accessories in a small fraction of the time that more traditional fashion houses take. And while the company runs several brick-and-mortar stores across the United States, its business is conducted mostly online, with over half of its visitors accessing its content on mobile. A major challenge Reformation faced was how to display images and videos optimally for every user and device. Enter Cloudinary.
Companies across all industries rely on images to tell stories, connect with audiences and sell products. In many ways, it’s never been easier to connect directly with consumers. On the other hand, more content, channels and devices creates a complex web of new hurdles and headaches. Brands are under intense pressure to not just deliver compelling visual stories and immersive and personalized experiences, but to do so at lightning speed and volumes that just a few years ago would have been impossible. Marketers understand that visual content boosts engagement and sales. The question is how can I produce more visual-rich content faster and everywhere my audiences are engaging.
Part of what draws us to retail stores is their ability to connect to our senses: sight, touch, hearing, and smell. Connections that extend beyond products include decor and store employees. When transforming the experience into online shopping, these natural senses are substituted with a sense of the virtual experience.
We’re thrilled to be sharing our enhanced WordPress Plugin for seamless image and video management with the world today. Available for free to all WordPress users here, the new plugin will help the millions of users relying on the popular CMS more easily create visual-rich websites, while cutting their content publishing times in half. You can learn more about key integration features in today’s announcement.
WordPress powers 34% of the internet and represents 60% of all CMS-built sites. From small blogs to large enterprise websites, WordPress is a popular choice for publishers and companies of all kinds. Media management within WordPress is an important component and one that, when done right, can significantly boost user engagement and overall site performance.
With Cloudinary’s current client-side SDKs, such as React, Vue, and Angular, you can manage images in numerous amazing ways, for example, making use of media from Cloudinary for your project, transforming media, and enhancing the responsiveness of your site. A new and exciting feature in our Angular SDK, called the Advanced Image component, takes image management to the next level by handling many common front-end (FE) tasks, such as lazy loading, placeholding, accessibility, and, coming soon, zooming. Just ask the component to perform any of those tasks by adding the appropriate attributes and it’ll do the rest.
Content analysis on images based on artificial intelligence (AI) is yet another powerful feature of Cloudinary’s digital asset management (DAM) solution. This article explains the types of analysis Cloudinary DAM can perform for you.