Technology

Decoupled Headless Technology

At its core SynchronizAPI is a decoupled headless API based software platform.

Another name for decoupled is headless. Headless websites are nimbler and can be quicker to design and deploy.

A headless website refers to a situation where, the content for the site is accessible via API. The term decoupled and headless are frequently used interchangeably. Both a headless and a decoupled system use some form of content management, usually a database, and deliver content through a programming interface, commonly referred to as an API.

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Key Reasons to Decouple

Decoupling or going headless with your website offers several advantages to your overall business objectives, hence the rise in the use of decoupled sites. Here are four main reasons why your brand should decouple for an optimal website presence:

Decoupled websites produce content through an API, it can deliver content anywhere, on any device. A decoupled website enables delivering the same content to a desktop, laptops, iOS or Android devices from one backend.

By centralizing content management and distributing the content in a universal format, your entire system can be managed from a single interface.

With decoupled technology the content is platform agnostic—it can be used on any website in whatever presentation you design and code. Not only can you send data to a website, you can send it to multiple other platforms and devices that look and function completely different, or different websites.

Then when it is time to redesign your website or appoint other sites to receive your content it saves you time.

Decoupled offers greater security, thus better protecting you from common hacks and viruses that occur most often.

Content Hub Architecture

Synchroniz.io takes it a step further with the use of a content hub architecture which centralizes all your content in one place and then using an API to deliver content anywhere. This content-centric approach accelerates and simplifies content management letting your developers use the best-of-breed tools. Enabling omnichannel content delivery to help create more personalized customer journeys.

Right Time to Decouple

Decouple arrives at the right time because front-end technologies are accelerating, and new delivery channels and devices continue to grow exponentially. A traditional or legacy system locks your developers into the language and framework built into the system. Since a traditional system is difficult to change or integrate to use new state-of-the-art tools and solutions. Taking a decoupled approach means that developers can better keep up with leading technology trends.

Decoupling provides Omnichannel Delivery

A major benefit with a decoupled system is omnichannel delivery. The front-end code that a decoupled system provides can be used for standard web delivery, the same content you have in your ecommerce store can be easily used in a point of sale system.

Decoupling Improves Reliability and Performance

The problem with a traditional software system is that usually you are locked into whatever your system supplier does or doesn’t support. By putting yourself into a proprietary content model that is reliant on their front-end, it can prove extremely difficult to re-purpose your content for multiple front-ends.

We are already seeing decoupling and headless are the future of most digital platforms.