SteamCenter is an unofficial Steam community app for Microsofts Windows Phone. Since the release of the great Windows Phone OS and being an avid gamer I missed one thing on this great platform. A Steam app where I could see my friends, games, Groups and all that stuff and maybe more. Soon the first Steam apps hit the marketplace and all worked good. But in 2012 Valve Software released their official Steam Mobile apps for Android and iOS. Sadly Valve lost no word on the Windows Phone OS. The Steam API was extended with some features like the chat and stuff like that so most apps on the marketplace charged money for the new features.
I didn’t want to spent any money on that so I sat down and started developing my own Steam app. Starting with the friends and games list, I soon added new features and changed stuff, rewrote code, optimized etc. Today the result is SteamCenter, the app you are (hopefully) using with your Windows Phone. We hope you enjoy the app.
- SteamCenter was developed in Silverlight and C#
- SteamCenter supports the following languages: english, german, russian
- SteamCenter is available in two versions. The free ad-enabled version and a pro version (paid). The free version contains the same features as the pro version but displays an ad on the bottom screen.
While I developed SteamCenter I want to thank the following people. Without them the app wouldn’t be what it is today:
- Kyle Stilkey (Stilkdog). This guy was helping from the first day the app was available until today and does all the stuff I’m not able to do contributing ideas, suggestions, bug reports, beta tests, creating this awesome blog here, helps out with my bad english, maintains community support etc. If a company is looking for a social community manager: this is your guy.
- MetroUX. This guy is already famous on the web. He was one of the first who created those awesome looking Steam Metro designs which have been posted all over the Windows Phone communities. Asking him for help, MetroUX spent his time and created the two designs you are seeing now in SteamCenter so a big thanks to MetroUX
- Sergey. Also of big help was Sergey who translated SteamCenter to russian. Big thanks to you mate.
- TheGamesDB.net. Thanks to all the guys at The GamesDB which allowed me and other developers to use their awesome API providing additional game data to the apps. Your service is an enhancement to every app.
- Valve Software. Why this? Valve provides the Steam API to the community. Without this API this app and all the others wouldn’t be possible.