Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vapor for Android 1.2.4 released!

 Changes from version 1.2.3:


  • Added a new image in the welcome screen help dialog that describes how to change your profile to public in four easy steps.

  • Added a remainder in the welcome screen stating that you should NOT use your login to start using the app (it will not work). Use your public ID (either your public profile number, or your custom URL) instead.
  • Added a remainder in the Summary tab for profiles that are not public, indicating that you will not be able to see your friends, games, groups and online state.
  • Friends ingame now show which game they are playing.
  • Removed the menu bar (reverted to Android's menu button, this will be changed AGAIN soon to incorporate the new Android Action Bar).
  • Minimal speed improvements done to the UI (next version should be significantly faster).
  • Fixed an error that would display the currency symbol incorrectly for some locales.
  • Fixed an error that would display prices tags such as $2.50 as $2.5, it should be easier to read them now.
  • Fixed an error in the Summary tab that displayed the hours/last 2 weeks incorrectly in the favorite game.
  • Added Russian translation (thanks Mav!).
  • Added a Donate link in the preferences. [LINK TO DONATIONS PAGE]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Steam for Android 1.2.3 released!

Version 1.2.3  [MARKET LINK]

● Fixed a bug that prevented the Specials tab from showing any deals.

● Specials! tab now stores all the deals for up to 24 hours. It will also display when was the last time the Specials where updated if you tap on the Specials! tab (displaying the extended controls).

● Added preferences: now you can choose which tabs you want to see.

● Other bugfixes.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Steam for Android 1.2.1 released!

Just a minor update to fix some bugs mainly, and to reduce the app size. Please let me know if I broke anything, so I can fix it before I release the next version with achivements and other cool stuff.


● Fixed some bugs.
● Improved UI responsiveness slightly.
● Reduced the app size a bit (from 1.1Mb to 890kb).

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Steam for Android 1.2 released!

Version 1.2  [Market link ]

  • Added 'Games' tab. 

  • Added some enhancements to the 'Specials' tab:
    • Extended controls: Sort by discount (%), price ($), Metascore (M) or name (a-z).
      • Tapping once sorts the list with the desired criteria, for example, A -> Z.
      • Tapping again sorts the list in reverse, for example, Z -> A.
    • Continuous/paged download mode:
      • Continuous mode (default mode) downloads all the Specials.
      • Paged mode downloads deals in small chunks. Tap at the bottom of the list to download more.
    • Show/hide extended controls by tapping on the Specials tab.

  • Fixed a rare bug that affected Android 3.0+. When the screen was rotating, sometimes the app would crash.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Steam for Android, version 1.1

Minor update, since it was brought to my attention that for countries in which the currency symbol precedes the price (i.e, £10, $10, and so on...) the Specials tab was not showing anything. Sorry about that, it should be fixed now.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Specials tab from showing any deals. If you still can't see anything, please email me.
  • Minor performance enhancements.
If you have any suggestions, let me know!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Steam for Android released!

Market link

Steam for Android let's you check your Steam's public profile. See whether your friends are online or playing a certain game, check your groups' updates, or simply peek at the Steam Specials tab to see if there are any interesting discounts in the Steam store.

What this app includes:
  • Smooth user interface: swipe left aor simply click on the desired tab. The tabs are linked circularly, meaning that there is not first or last tab, so there is no need to go all the way back!

  • Summary tab: shows your Steam profile aswell as the most recent played games.

  •  Friends tab: all your friends list, indicating if they are online, ingame, or if they are logged out, the last time they were online. Clicking on any friend pops up a dialog bubble with three options: show mini profile, share and add to favorites.

  • Groups tab: all your groups, indicating the amount of members that are currently ingame or online. Clicking on a group and pressing the "mini summary" button brings up that group's summary.

  • Specials! tab: all the special deals currently available on Steam, with the list sorted by discount, so that the best deals are always on top of the list. Clicking on a deal brings up a small description of the game, including Metascore, genres, release date and a link to check it on Steam's website.

  • Favorites tab: if your friends' list is too long, you can easily add a few of them into the Favorites tab by clicking on the favorites icon from the player's bubble dialog.

  • Bandwidth friendly: the only information downloaded is the one on the opened tab, the rest of the tabs remain asleep until you open them. Once you change tabs, the previous tab stops downloading information and goes into 'sleep' mode. Once all the information is downloaded, the opened tab will also go into 'sleep' mode. If you want to refresh the tab, click on the menu button and hit the 'Refresh' icon.

  • Battery friendly: no background tasks that consume your phone's battery. Once the app is closed, it is closed for good. If you hit the HOME button in your phone instead, the app get's ready to be killed by the Operating System (this is particularly useful for phones with small amounts of RAM).

  • Compatibility: works (or SHOULD work, please email me with any bugs) with any phone from Android 1.6 to Android 4.0.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Timetable for Android V1.004

Improvements have been done to the program:

 This new version has a 3x4 widget. It will allow to check the current hour and the next 5 hours of your schedule, also being able to have icons in the lower part of the screen.
The programs is fully configurable, but the widget has only 1 skin right now.

Here are the main changes:

*Widget improved for froyo users
*The widget will update the contents when clicking on the days bar
*Clicking in other parts of the widget will launch the program

Remove the widget before the update!

Your feedback will be appreciated

Enjoy the app