Synchronized, synchronized but not out of sync
Unfortunately, not everything can be integrated simply and cheaply. And some things are impossible.
For example, now in 2022, there is no easy way to keep components in sync for mobile development. And many integrations for the web are easier to do by hand than to automate. And parametric variations of components are also hard to do (((
For example, you have a button design. And technically, you understand how you can automatically generate it for the web, for iOS and Android applications, as well as for b2b and b2c sites. Here we will reduce, there we will convert to rem, and here we will stretch. And it seems that they wrote an algorithm and - puff-puff, ready ... But in reality it will be a custom development that needs to be supported with the help of a special person. And there is no convenient WYSIWYG interface that any designer can figure out for this.
And in reality, it’s easier to keep 4 different design systems with everything minced: tokens, repositories and live people for synchronization not only within the DC, but also between them.
But in general, everything is moving towards a brighter future, when we can change one template in Figma and it will automatically and without problems be applied to a working site and application in Apstore.
In the meantime, we are climbing the “Slope of Enlightenment” and rejoice, for example, that the guys from Yandex have created a plug-in that helps components from the Reast framework to be added to Figma. As they say, a small step for a designer, a big step for design systems!