When comparing Strapi vs Back4App, the Slant community recommends Back4App for most people. In the question“What are the best alternatives to Firebase?” Back4App is ranked 5th while Strapi is ranked 6th. The most important reason people chose Back4App is:
The user is not a hostage and can migrate the application to other hosting service whenever they want.
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Pro Out-of-the-box administration panel
Easy way to manage your application. This panel allows you to add/edit/delete entries for your APIs, manage your users, groups and permissions. In the future, it will be such as WordPress-like administration panel dedicated to your application.
Pro Auto-generate REST APIs
Strapi comes with blueprints that let you create, read, update and delete your data. You also can paginate, sort and filter your results in a matter of seconds with simple but yet specific parameters.
Pro Users, groups and permissions
Manage user settings, login, registration, groups and permissions on the fly. Strapi delivers all those essential features out-of-the-box.
Pro Open source
Back4app is an open source BAAS and Backend generator.
Pro Smooth migration from Parse
Back4App offers a smooth migration for all former Parse users who wish to migrate their data now that Parse has announced that it will stop soon.
Con Uses MongoDB for the backend, which is not considered very safe by many
Back4App uses MongoDB as the database where data is stored. Mongo has been known to have issues with data corruption and data loss.