I am fairly new to databases, and StackOverflow(so bare with my question). My friends and I are trying to create a “student” version android app of a current school website. We just want to create something that is mobile friendly and easy to use for the students. However, the current website is a traditional web application (not REST API + SPA) and uses PostgreSQL as its database. I am wondering if we can connect a mobile app to that database to access the student’s data or if we have to create a separate database.
You can use the same database but you need to create a backend service (REST API o Web Service) to comunicate the device and the database. You can use technologies like Nodejs, Go.
Hope this help you