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Steam iPhone and Android app launched

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Steam iPhone and Android app launched

An official Steam app has been released for the iOS and Android operating systems, bringing users the ability to interact with each other even on the move.

Steam, in case you’re not a gamer or are a troll, is a digital distribution platform for video games developed by Valve Corporation, the folk behind titles such as Half-Life and Portal.

The app for iOS and Android enable Steam members to view each other’s profiles, exchange messages, join groups, make purchases at the store, manage collections and explore various user-generated content.

Essentially, Valve has taken the community and social networking aspects of Steam and put it in the palm of your hand, much like Microsoft’s My Xbox app for iOS.

Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve, said: "The Steam app comes from many direct requests from our customers. Seeing which of your friends are online and playing a game, sending quick messages, looking at screenshots for an upcoming game, or catching a sale - these are all features customers have requested.

"Mobile is changing way people interact, play games and consume media, and the Steam app is part of our commitment to meet customer demands and expand the service functionality of Steam to make it richer and more accessible for everyone."

Steam Mobile as it’s called is available to download free right now from the App Store and Android Market.

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