Probably the most reliable way to detect a touch device would be using the Modernizr jQuery plugin, but in some cases you might not want to introduce another plugin just to be able to do that. In this case you can use the following Javascript snippet to detect if your website is been loaded on a mobile or any other other touch device.

Javascript to detect touch device.

function is_touch_device() {
  return 'ontouchstart' in window // works on most browsers 
      || 'onmsgesturechange' in window; // works on ie10

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