Contentful vs prismic.io: 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; prismic.io: Keep your content in a content repository that you can query via its simple REST API. prismic.io is a web software you can use to manage content in any kind of website or app API-driven, it is the easiest way to integrate your content with no technology or design constraint. It is also the easiest way for content writers to edit, preview and plan updates..
Contentful and prismic.io can be categorized as "Cloud Content Management System" tools.
Some of the features offered by Contentful are:
- Live collaboration
- Media & files
On the other hand, prismic.io provides the following key features:
- REST, JSON or HTML, effective API browser, thorough documentation, all amazingly easy to use.
- Get your project up and running in seconds. Nothing to install.
- Your content is API-based, you can inject it easily into new platforms and sites.
"API-based cms" is the primary reason why developers consider Contentful over the competitors, whereas "Nice writing room" was stated as the key factor in picking prismic.io.
Optimizely, Segment, and Disney are some of the popular companies that use Contentful, whereas prismic.io is used by Viadeo, Clubhouse, and Making Waves. Contentful has a broader approval, being mentioned in 38 company stacks & 21 developers stacks; compared to prismic.io, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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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.
I made several PHP websites with prismic.io, I enjoyed the flexibility of custom content types, content components that can be reused to compose a layout, simple docs and reactive dev support. Finally, editors are all happy with the backend UI, the ability to preview from the backend or edit content from the website ; and they feel safe with the changes history and ability to rollback to any version of a content piece.
Contentuful acts as a simple CMS for the end-user. A web hook is configured in a way that every time end-client updates any content on the platform - a new build is triggered.