Steam Center is my very own attempt, to include all that stuff in an app what I’m missing in other apps. Steam Center finally got published on the Windows Phone Marketplace and I’m pretty satisfied that far.
I’ve included a help page into this app which explains most of the parts. First of all you have to set you steam profile to public in order to use the full range of features in this app. After done so, start the app. Steam Center will recognize if you have set up your profile information. If not you will have to visit the settings page. In this page you can enter your Steam profile name. Optional you can check the checkbox for use of caching. This will improve loading times in your games and groups list and in your profile list. Only your friends list won’t be cached since the status of your friends changes frequently. I would recommend the use of caching to also save bandwidth. Last you can check the checkbox for using the chat feature.
The current feature list:
- view own profile, last played games membership etc.
- view own games list with achievements, leaderboards, game updates etc.
- view friends list, who is online, in-game, away, busy, offline
- view friends games list
- view friends of friends list
- view friends groups
- chat with friends
Note: Using the chat feature requires that you log in with your Steam profile and password. The password will be encrypted and saved in the local storage of your application so only Steam Center has access. If you type your password for the first time maybe the Steam Guard code will be required. You can check your emails and enter the Steam guard code in the appropriate field. After successfully logging into your Steam account, Steam Center encrypts and saves your password in the local storage. This feature is optional. You don’t have to enter your password if you don’t want to. It’s only necessary for the chat feature. If you prefer to not enter you password you will be able to use the complete app with all its features but without the chat feature. Steam Center uses https to authenticate on Steam.
Unlike many other app this one is far from finished. It’s more a work in progress and I would like the people to provide their critics, comments and suggestions in order to make this app what it should be: a portal for the steam community.
Try Steam Center now on the Windows Phone Marketplace and tell me what you think. Comments, suggestions and critics are welcome. Only if you help me with your opinion I can improve the app