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App identities and events unlock new automation capabilities
We've updated the App Framework with new capabilities designed to automate content creation, enable complex workflows, and improve the governance of customer-built apps.
App Identities introduce an authentication mechanism that allows apps to interact with the content via the Content Management API (CMA), fully bypassing the need for manual user prompts or user-scoped keys. Events enable developers to trigger app actions in response to content changes. In contrast to webhooks, app events are created automatically whenever you install an app within a space (and removed when the app is uninstalled) and are only visible to the app itself.
To learn more about the features please refer to the app development guide and the guide to using app identities and events. The features are available to all Contentful customers on the current version of the platform.
Customize the editorial interface faster with open source field editors
With Contentful’s new open source field editors, developers can now save time when creating fully customized editorial user experiences, while helping content creators be more productive and ship digital experiences faster.
Developers can customize and compose a tailored editing experience in Contentful by adapting the way that content input works. Now, it’s possible to tweak the appearance of field editors or even implement custom logic. Also, input fields can also be organized differently by grouping them, having conditional fields, or flattening the way the fields and references are displayed within a content entry.
Visit our developer documentation to learn how to use our field editor components.
Build your digital experience platform with the App Framework
Contentful's App Framework helps businesses build digital experience platforms with market-leading services to deliver digital experiences at scale, as opposed to buying a monolithic suite. By leveraging existing and new tech investments seamlessly integrated with open APIs, brands can maximize flexibility and agility to keep up with ever-increasing customer expectations across channels
Integrate with third-party tools directly on our Marketplace
Contentful’s Marketplace has apps that extend and expand the capabilities of the Contentful web app across a portfolio of systems, including: experimentation, personalization, digital asset management, collaboration, productivity, deployment and delivery services, and more. From the marketplace you can easily integrate your favorite third-party services, build better workflows and customize what you can do with Contentful.
Dynamically delivering images and videos together with your content is now possible with the Cloudinary app in Contentful. This integration allows content editors to select media from their Cloudinary account and publish digital assets across channels.
The app is a widget that allows editors to select media by browsing asset collections from their Cloudinary account. Assets are directly linked into your Contentful entries and the selected assets can be previewed in Contentful, making it easier to see which content is being used and displayed on an entry.