- Jan 15, 2014
The Steam mobile app is definitely due an update, the last update was released in March 2012, but I don't see that changing for a long time.
The current interface for the Steam app is terrible, low quality images all over the show, it's a direct port from the iOS app, and that most certainly
does not follow the Android design guidelines. If Valve won't fix and update the app, who will?
This App is a modification to the official app from Valve on the Play Store. This mod completely changes the user interface from the ugly interface
that is currently in use, to a more pleasing interface known as "Holo". The visuals of this app follow the Android design guidelines as closely as it
possibly can without having to recode the entire app.
As well as this app being a visual update, the app also comes with speed increases, stability and general smoothness all the way throughout the app.
The standard app uses images for the text input box, send button and many more features of the app; using images for assets such as this contribute
to slowing down the speed of the app due to there being more files to read from. I have removed the need for many images in this app by moving the assets
from using images to using official Android code (Assets such as chat text input and the send button).
Every single visual asset of this app has been changed and rebuilt using the Android guidelines. The action bar is no longer an ugly bar with diagonal pin stripes
with a gradient overlay, it's now a single colour Android action bar. The chat bubbles are no longer obnoxious low quality bubbles, they're now high quality boxes
similar to that of the boxes used for Hangouts. All these visual changes and more in the app.
On the official app, scrolling through web pages (such as people's profiles) was painful, scrolling would take forever with a huge noticeable lag on every scroll,
making tasks such as viewing your games list unbearable.
To install this app, you must first of all uninstall the official app from the Play Store if you currently have that on your device.
Once the app is uninstalled, you can then install this version.
This app is completely free, you are free to use it for as long as you like without payment towards me, however if you wish to donate to me to help me
further my work in learning how to develop applications from scratch, this is how.
Donations are through PayPal, send how much you want to, every bit helps, the email to send the donation to is [email protected]
You do not have to donate, it is simply an option if you want to support me, please do not feel pressured into giving your hard earned cash to me for a small app like this.
Current Donor list:
This is a shout out to those who have donated. It helps me a lot, it brings a smile to my face, to know that people appreciate the work which I do, that they enjoy or like using
the app. It makes me feel good. Thanks to those who have donated or will donate, thank you.
Cole (Member iCole from Facepunch)
dsidewd (In the form of a £2.50 album on bandcamp)(Member dsidewd from Facepunch)
In the attachment is the download for this app.
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