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Steam Mobile App continues adding new features to the Beta

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Valve are continuing to roll out big changes to the brand new Steam Mobile App, which is currently in Beta. This will eventually replace the older app, which has been left in the dust for too long.

New features just added a few days ago:

  • Remote Downloads - Added support for remotely downloading items in your library to an active Steam client.
  • Authorized Devices List - Added support for viewing your authorized devices and selectively revoking access.
  • Tab customization - Added the ability to customize your main tabs via Settings. Note: with this update your "Home Screen" setting will be reset.
  • Tablet view - Improvements to the UI across the app for devices with larger screens such as tablets.

Plus these other improvements:

  • Added new app splash screen.
  • Fixed some cases where web settings and preferences would be forgotten.
  • Fixed bug where tapping bottom tab item for a screen with web content would not correctly take you back to the root webpage for that screen.
  • Improved navigation upon tapping a wishlist or comment notification.
  • Performance and UX improvements for the notifications screen.
  • Fixed bug where the new notifications badge could be shown incorrectly.
  • Fixed bug where time formats were not always matching the user's preferred locale.
  • Fixed visual jitter in app header that would sometimes happen when switching screens.
  • Increased tappable area for the cart and back buttons in the store web header.
  • Performance improvements for areas of the app where we were displaying blurred content.

They just recently opened up more iOS slots too, so I was able to jump in and take a look so here's a few shots of it.

So far it does seem like a big improvement over the original. It looks better, it's faster and it has most of what you need right there except Steam Chat.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Apps, Meta, Steam, Valve
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I signed up to the beta for this, been trying it out, new app looks nice!
Quick question about the new app, did valve change the 2FA at all? or is it the same?

What I mean is, can codes using the old key, still be generated using third party apps? or did they change the keys/code method?

Has anyone tried it?

I've been avoiding attempting to use this app through fear of losing my KeePassXC compatibility
pb 19 Sep
Quoting: BlackBloodRumQuick question about the new app, did valve change the 2FA at all? or is it the same?

What I mean is, can codes using the old key, still be generated using third party apps? or did they change the keys/code method?

In the new app you can switch SteamGuard between the QR code (which is default) and the "old" 5-char code. No idea about that KeepAss, though.
Quoting: pb
Quoting: BlackBloodRumQuick question about the new app, did valve change the 2FA at all? or is it the same?

What I mean is, can codes using the old key, still be generated using third party apps? or did they change the keys/code method?

In the new app you can switch SteamGuard between the QR code (which is default) and the "old" 5-char code. No idea about that KeepAss, though.
Fair enough

It sounds like it will hopefully continue to work, KeePassXC is a great offline FOSS privacy-friendly password manager that has served me well for many years
fireplace 19 Sep
Is it on F-Droid? I only get my software from there.
Quoting: fireplaceIs it on F-Droid? I only get my software from there.
Not sure if you meant the Steam app or KeePassXC

Steam app? Nope.

KeePassXC however is a desktop app, so it's on flathub[1] and available by default on most distros in their repositories and open source[2].

However, if you're looking for an android way to access that database there's always KeePassDX, which is available on Android via F-Droid[3] and open source[4]

Personally I use the KeePassXC app for my TOTP because I don't want to walk to go get my phone every time I need to login to something, it's database is secured with a keyfile, password and my yubikey so it's good enough

[1] https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.keepassxc.KeePassXC
[2] https://github.com/keepassxreboot/keepassxc
[3] https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.kunzisoft.keepass.libre/
[4] https://github.com/Kunzisoft/KeePassDX


Last edited by BlackBloodRum on 19 September 2022 at 10:25 pm UTC
14 6 days ago
I wonder if group chats will work. I have a few on my desktop that I cannot access from my phone. Very lame!

Remote downloads are nifty. Playstation and Switch have had that ability for ages now.
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