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3 Ways to Make a Website Mobile-Friendly

December 2nd, 2011

Mobile-friendly websiteWhy make a website mobile-friendly?

Lately, Android Market has been filtering out more and more apps. Apps that aren’t mobile-friendly – that is, apps that don’t look nice on a mobile screen are being targeted for extinction.  If you just took a regular website, and plugged it into AppsGeyser without making your site mobile-sized first, your app could be next. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are some great ways to make your webpage mobile-friendly before you turn it into an app. There’s an added benefit, too. If you do, then non-Android mobile users will be able to use your site better in their browsers!

How do I make my website mobile-friendly?

If you have a blogger blog, it’s just a blog setting. If you have WordPress, get  the MobilePress plugin or something similar.

There are some great tools available to make a website mobile-friendly.

  1. Onbile has a number of templates that you can easily customize to create a mobile site. Once the site has been made mobile-friendly, Onbile gives you a script to put on the website to automatically detect if visitors are coming from a mobile platform.
  2. Mobify has an easy-to-use graphical user interface that makes creating a mobile site quick and painless. Their premium plans, however, have a hefty pricetag of over $200 monthly.
  3. Wirenode is a great choice for small businesses. The service has a free version with easy ways to create your webpage. Some large companies have used Wirenode to create their mobile sites, so you can take a look at Mediatel  AS,     Vodafone, or O2 to see what their sites look like in action.

We’d love to hear about other ways to make your website mobile-friendly in the comments!

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If you’re interested in making your own Android apps, start creating apps here.

We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter, If you're interested in making your own Android apps, start creating apps here.

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