Cloudinary Blog

Welcome to the Cloudinary Blog

By Cloudinary Team
Hi everyone, and welcome to Cloudinary!
 
We have a long history of developing web-based products. In fact, our main line of business is helping early stage web-based startups code their web applications. 
 
In recent years we’ve built substantial infrastructures to help us deliver higher quality web applications, quicker. One of these infrastructures has proven so helpful that we’ve decided to let everyone to enjoy it. We’ve named it “Cloudinary” and it is now open to the public.
 
What does it do?
 
Cloudinary is a SaaS that takes the hassle out of managing your websites images. 
 
Images from your graphic designer, images that your visitors upload, images you retrieve from the web to show on your website. Cloudinary takes care of your entire image management pipeline. Easily upload images to the cloud. Use smart image resizing, cropping and conversion without installing any complex software. Integrate Facebook or Twitter profile image extraction in a snap, in any dimension and style to match your website’s design. Get your images delivered from fast CDNs, and much more. Simply put - if it’s image related, let Cloudinary do it.
 
We definitely prefer writing code and adding new features than writing blog posts :) still, we have a lot we want to tell you about Cloudinary, about our ideas, about our plans, about the new and upcoming features. More than that - we want to hear your thoughts, your input, your unique image management requirements. So bookmark this page, add us to your favorite RSS reader, and come visit us. Drop us a line and tell us how Cloudinary can help you.
 
We hope to hear from you soon!
 

Recent Blog Posts

Cloudinary Product Gallery Enables Dynamic Buyer Experience

We live in a world where we spend increasingly more time online. As our routines change and adapt to new trends and technologies, we perform more and more of our daily activities in virtual environments. A key example of this is shopping. There are many reasons why online shopping has become so attractive for many buyers. A near endless variety of products is accessible from the palm of your hand. Customer reviews give buyers more confidence in their decisions. It's increasingly easy to search for attractive prices. And the list goes on. But a customer's desire to "touch" or "feel" the product is an interactive experience that can be hard to overcome when shopping online.

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A Guide to Website Image Optimization and Performance

Part 1 of this series delves into the background for this guide. Here in part 2 are the ins and outs.

Wait, hear me out. I know, we just talked about this: Nobody is sheepishly pleading you, “Please, might we have just one more image on the page?” No, I’m not telling you to pick that particular fight. Instead, use a little smoke and mirrors to avoid requests for images that your audience needn’t render right away and might never need at all while loading them asynchronously—only as needed.

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A Guide to Image Optimization for Website Performance

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the rules of putting images on the web.

For such a flexible medium as the web, software development can feel like a painstaking, rules-oriented game—an errant comma might break a build, a missing semicolon might wipe out an entire page. For a long time, the laws of image rendering seemed similarly cut-and-dry: For example, if your markups contained an img element , the singular content of its src attribute would be foisted on the audience regardless of their browsing context, period.

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Digital Asset Management Platform: Meeting Customer Expectations

Consumers today expect media-rich experiences. No longer a novelty, it’s second nature to swipe through multiple photos on mobile apps, zoom in on product images for a closer look, visualize online travel reviews, socialize cool video clips while browsing, and encounter brand messages when walking into brick-and-mortar stores. These experiences weave together visual cues and clues with relevant content to create meaning and more authentic connections for customers.

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How to Customize Cloudinary's eCommerce Android App

Recently we added the Cloudinary Demo - eCommerce App to the Google Play Store. This app demonstrates the best practices for optimal delivery of images on a storefront, including category pages, product pages, and a shopping cart. At the time, we published Introducing the Cloudinary Demo Android App, Part 1, which provided an under-the-hood tour of how the eCommerce Android App was designed and how Cloudinary was integrated throughout.

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