Migrating Netflix to GraphQL Safely
The Netflix TechBlog
JUNE 14, 2023
By Jennifer Shin , Tejas Shikhare , Will Emmanuel In 2022, a major change was made to Netflix’s iOS and Android applications. We migrated Netflix’s mobile apps to GraphQL with zero downtime, which involved a total overhaul from the client to the API layer. Until recently, an internal API framework, Falcor , powered our mobile apps. They are now backed by Federated GraphQL , a distributed approach to APIs where domain teams can independently manage and own specific sections of the API.