Fuchsia is a Headless Content Management System or CMS for short. It is a system for businesses to manage their digital data.
What kind of digital data? Many businesses require some sort of organization of data to run their day to day operations. For example:
Dentists and Doctors need to keep track of patients and medical records.
Ecommerce shops need to be able to sell products and services.
News outlets need to be able to write and manage articles and blog posts.
Chefs need to save their recipes and dishes.
Content creators need to post videos and stories for their followers.
Software developers need to keep track of bugs, features and feature flags.
Librarians need to keep track of books and checkouts.
Coaches need to manage their games schedule and statistics.
All of these use cases are covered with Fuchsia.
Fuchsia helps structure your data and allows users to easily add, edit or delete records of content to be published to any mobile app, desktop app, website or content consumer that exists.
It all starts inside the Fuchsia application. A user will login to their project and start creating Models. Models are what describe the shape of data that you will need in the future. For example, a librarian would create a Model for a Book, this model would have fields like Title, Chapters, Publish Date, Checkouts and Overdue.
When that model is created, then any librarian can start adding real books to the system that would need to be tracked.
This works the same for any business, like a car sales company would create a Model of a Car then start adding Cars to their database of records.
A traditional content management system is considered to have a "head", meaning that it provides a way to add content and it helps connect it to a website for people to view the content in a certain format.
A headless CMS like Fuchsia, makes no assumptions about where or who is consuming the data. The data can be used for a website, or it can be used for a mobile application, or a desktop application, or a digital billboard along the highway, or a news broadcast on TV. The options are unlimited to where the content could be used.
The way headless CMS's grant access for other applications to read and modify it's content is through an Application Programming Interface or an API for short.
By having a public API, any computer system in the world (or space) can request their data programatically to be displayed in their own system.
This allows companies to have complex applications with millions of lines of code to be easily modified by business members with no coding experience. Content editors just use Fuchsia's simple web application to add, edit and remove content, and that data will be accessible to their own complex apps.