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    News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    Chat, browse and buy on Valve's new Steam Mobile app.
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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    hells yes! its about time

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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    Seems I'll have to await a BETA key to get access

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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    Call me cynical, but don't iOS and Android (well most of the latter) already have decent app stores? In which case why do we need it?

    Second issue, I thought Apple were against in-app purchases and surely this is a direct competitor to iTunes' app store? That being the case surely Apple will fail to approve it?

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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Call me cynical, but don't iOS and Android (well most of the latter) already have decent app stores? In which case why do we need it?

    Second issue, I thought Apple were against in-app purchases and surely this is a direct competitor to iTunes' app store? That being the case surely Apple will fail to approve it?
    Its for people who are away from their PCs and Macs who want to use Steam on their mobile.
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 27-01-2012 at 03:15 PM.


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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    AFAICT you can't buy iOS or Android games from the Steam app - you buy Steam games which you can then download onto your PC / Mac. It's just an easier way to persuade people to spend money than them having to use their phone's webbrowser or wait 'til they get back to their main computer...

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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    I'm more in it for the steam chat on my mobile ^^

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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    It'll be most useful during steam Christmas sales when I'm not able to us the PC for several days and miss loads of offers!

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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    AFAICT you can't buy iOS or Android games from the Steam app - you buy Steam games which you can then download onto your PC / Mac. It's just an easier way to persuade people to spend money than them having to use their phone's webbrowser or wait 'til they get back to their main computer...
    Ah right - I'd misunderstood - thought that we were going to see Steam-delivered apps for mobiles.


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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    Welcome to the party guys, your only 3 years too late.

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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Welcome to the party guys, your only 3 years too late.

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    Ahem.

    I don't use Symbian, but I do have a Walkman... Unless the MP3 players don't count...

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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Welcome to the party guys, your only 3 years too late.

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    Handy for those steam sales!!

    Also like the access to friends on the go, hope I get a beta key soon.

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    Re: News - Steam releases Android and iOS mobile app

    i'd prefer if they opened the chat protocol so it could be integrated into third-party chat clients, as i have neither an iphone or an android handset, and yet would still like to use steam-chat on the go.
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