The Mobile Web

A friend sent me an email last night suggesting that now is the time to start building mobile web applications and services so that we can bring the web we know and love to the mobile world.

I am curious what this community thinks about the following:

1) would a mobile web that is open and interactive like the web be preferable to the app ecosystem we now have on mobile? And if so, why?

2) what technologies, apps, and services do we need to get there?

3) are there any obvious investments that one should make to help jump start the mobile web?

I should be clear that this is not (yet) a declaration of intent to make such investments. I have been thinking about and sleeping on my friend’s email since last night and I would like to consult the collective wisdom of this community as I consider his advice.

BTW – I wrote this post in chrome on my nexus 4