Contentful GmbH

"a developer-friendly, API-first CMS"


Core ideas Most CMSs were built in the early 2000s when there were no multiple mobile platforms, no cloud services and when digital publishing was in its infancy. This was a world of PHP and Java, in which software was supposed to always run on a server. We've wasted a lot of time – perhaps, way too much time – trying to make the CMSs of the past work for modern web and mobile apps. Having grasped our mistake, we decided to rethink the concept of a CMS and rework it from the beginning.

Core ideas

Most CMSs were built in the early 2000s when there were no multiple mobile platforms, no cloud services and when digital publishing was in its infancy. This was a world of PHP and Java, in which software was supposed to always run on a server.

We've wasted a lot of time – perhaps, way too much time – trying to make the CMSs of the past work for modern web and mobile apps. Having grasped our mistake, we decided to rethink the concept of a CMS and rework it from the beginning.