I am working on a native PHP website with a very bad architecture and with no web services to use. The owner needs a mobile app to communicate with his website and fetch some data from the database.

I started working with android studio with JDBC but It's really broken and didn't really work and It will probably be harder for IOS app to establish this connection. So, I was wondering if there is other Cross-Platform mobile tools which provide remote db connection.

I know that It's really bad to connect directly to a database rather than using web services, it's just a temporary solution but a must to do ASAP.

Please help, Thanks.

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You can build .Net Standard Xamarin Forms application and use Xamarin.MySql.Data library for connecting to MariaDB/MySQL database or System.Data.SqlClient library for Sql database.

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