Contentful vs Strapi: What are the differences?
Developers describe Contentful as "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. On the other hand, Strapi is detailed as "*An open-source Headless-CMS *". It is an open source Node.js Headless CMS to easily build customisable APIs. It lets you manage your content and distribute it anywhere. It allows you to securely and privately serve your database of choice from your hosting and server of choice.
Contentful can be classified as a tool in the "Cloud Content Management System" category, while Strapi is grouped under "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS".
Strapi is an open source tool with 16.4K GitHub stars and 1.87K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Strapi's open source repository on GitHub.
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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.