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Mobile has become more popular with retailers and other brands, and there has been a steady flow of app releases in 2010. 

This is certainly true in the case of mobile commerce, and many of the UK's big names in retail, Tesco, Argos, M&S etc, have been launching mobile products this year. 

I've reviewed more than 40 iPhone and iPad apps this year, and I've collated them together in one handy post...

Mobile commerce apps

2010 has seen many more app mobile releases from retailers. While some, like M&S and John Lewis have opted for a mobile site, many are still releasing apps. 

The best are those that make full use of the iPhone's features, providing location-based services, or useful shopping comparison tools like barcode scanners. 

Honourable mentions must go to the Kiddicare and Debenhams apps, while the Argos app, though not transactional, allows customers to check and reserve stock locally. 

Zoopla

Vente Privee

Shopping.com

Sccope

Next

Best Buy

Debenhams

Kiddicare

Argos

Homebase

Very Fashion

Warehouse & MyDeco

Tesco

Zara

Zara revisited

Waterstones

Social media

The Digg app took a long time coming, and wasn't the most impressive ever, but the Stuck app, developed by Axa's innnovation team, deserves a mention. 

Digg's iPhone app

Stuck

Twitter

Restaurants / fast food

Wagamama

Dominos

Other

Honourable mentions should go to Voucher Cloud, which provides mobile vouchers, and Auto Trader

Nigella's recipe app

Sainsbury's and Waitrose store finder / recipe apps

Auto Trader

National Trust

Voucher Cloud

Time Out

Green Flag

BBC News

Election 2010

Labour & Conservative apps

Winefindr

Virgin Trains

Findaproperty.com

iPad apps

While the Next iPad app is little more than an enlarged version of the iPhone app, the rest are worth checking out. The Twitter iPad app provides an excellent user experience, while Net A Porter takes a magazine format and makes it interactive. 

Next 

Twitter

Net A Porter

eBay

Yoox.com

Rightmove & Primelocation

Graham Charlton

Published 14 December, 2010 by Graham Charlton

Graham Charlton is the former Editor-in-Chief at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter or connect via Linkedin or Google+

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