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Android OS and postgreSQL

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


We are undertaking an Android project but need to connect to postgreSQL server which we use throughout our other projects.
Any suggestions on a starting point for this?
Is there anything out there (paid or unpaid) that will allow us to achieve this?

I realize that this is a pretty general question, and although we have extensive experience with writing desktop client/server apps, we have little experience with programming for mobile devices.

How to&Answers:

I would write a RestFUL API or WebService to be used as front end for your Android device to connect to your PostgreSQL backend.

I don’t think you will be able to connect directly your Android App to a PostgreSQL database.


I’d go with a lightweight REST interface that would talk to PostgreSQL in the backend. Have a look at Simple.


I would approach this by implementing an intermediary web service. The Android application would send requests to the web service, which would serve as a gatekeeper to isolate the PostgreSQL server from the internet at large.