Contentful vs GraphCMS: What are the differences?
Contentful: Manage content once, publish it anywhere. Contentful is a flexible and future-friendly content platform that helps editors to manage and developers to serve content into mobile or web applications. Using Contentful, editors collaborate on content interactively in an easy-to-use editing interface, while developers use the content with the programming language and templating frameworks of their choice; GraphCMS: GraphQL Based Headless Content Management System. GraphCMS is a GraphQL Based Headless Content Management System. It lets you build a hosted GraphQL backend for your apps and gives you all the tools you need to manage your content.
Contentful and GraphCMS belong to "Cloud Content Management System" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Contentful are:
- Live collaboration
- Media & files
On the other hand, GraphCMS provides the following key features:
- GraphQL API
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After deciding to integrate an offline experience to our mobile shopping app Cash to Code I started looking at syncing solutions for mobile. Shouldn't be too hard to find something, many apps have to have this problem - or so I thought. Well, not that easy as it turned out. What was out there at that time was unfinished, limited or just broken. By accident I found Contentful and their API focused CMS.
Now some months later we are live in the app stores and I couldn't be happier how it all turned out. Yes, back then we couldn't just drop in a SDK an get all the sync functionality out of the box (I hear this is different now), but we just wrote it ourselves based on the great API documentation and the sync endpoint. We use the API to create our content on Contentful directly from our backend system, then it just gets synced to all the clients out there.