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GraphQL API beta

Nov 8, 2018

The original team behind GraphQL at Facebook described it as a data API "powerful enough to describe all of Facebook," while remaining easy enough to learn and use for regular product developers. Following our own successful alpha testing period, we are happy to announce that the GraphQL API has now graduated to beta phase, bringing development teams working with Contentful one step closer to deploying GraphQL-powered apps to production.

GraphiQL editor

The GraphQL API beta version comes with powerful filtering capabilities, supports both the content delivery API (CDA) and content preview API (CPA), and offers a fully functional equivalent to the REST implementation of the two APIs. We are launching beta with step-by-step implementation guides for JavaScript, iOS and Android apps. We also offer a number of additional development resources, which are covered on the Getting Started page.

Please note that the new GraphQL API beta is initially being rolled out on Large and Performance space types, with future plans to make it available more broadly.