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Mobile means anywhere, anytime.  Small screens.  Touch screens.  Is it really the next big thing that's here right now?

An application or 'App' is seen by many as the third option to deliver a better mobile user experience to their audience (along with responsive design and a separate mobile specific site).

Over the last year or two there has been a flood of apps appearing for everything from content delivery to music instruments, building tools, games, weather apps, calculators, e-commerce and of course social media.

However much kudos you might get from saying you have one, apps can be challenging to produce so they should make sense for your particular business. If your market is going to be looking for your product while out in 'the real world' and/or you can make use of mobile devices core capability (such as GPS) to add value, then it might be worth it.

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If you want a mobile-friendly website – what does this mean and how do you go about it?

A mobile-friendly website is one that is easy to use on a smart-phone or tablet. Easy for many people means not having to struggle with tiny text. Pinching and resizing text, and trying to use navigation designed to be read on a PC sized screen is not fun.

But it can mean so much more than that.

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