How Secure is connecting to a MYSQL DB via Java for Android
Quick question. I have recently developed a website that enables people to post deals and offers directly onto the website through an android application. I have been told that I will need to develop an API as this assists with the overall security of the application.
However, I have thought wouldn't it be easier for me to just develop the entire application in Java and connect to the MYSQL DB via the tools available.
I'd like to know just how secure is connecting to a MYSQL DB via Android?
If anyone has any experience of this I'd love to hear from you.