Eric Barnes — creator of Laravel News — posts how he uses WordPress as a backend for his Laravel application. He rebuilt the Laravel News site using WordPress as his publishing interface. This is precisely the kind of thing that I’d love to see more examples of (there’s a list of V2 API implementations if you know of more).
I hope Eric continues to share his experiences with the WordPress REST API. He sums up his motivations for using both WordPress and Laravel:
I hope this helps show you that utilizing WordPress as a backend is not that hard to manage and at the same time gives you tons of benefits like creating posts from mobile, using its media manager, and even writing in Markdown with Jetpack.