Kotaku is running an article about the upcoming Steam app for Apple devices running iOS and Android smartphones. There are a number of “Steam” apps already on the app store trying to fill the obvious demand for a mobile way to keep in touch with your gaming friends and to purchase games while away from a PC. Most of the non-official Steam apps are basically dressed up versions of the website where you can view member profiles, buy games, etc – all of which you can do through the website anyway. The new official Steam app promises to have the ability to chat with Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for their favorite games, read the latest gaming news, stay up to date on the numerous Steam sales.
It basically sounds like what we can already get from a third party app with what we’ve been asking for – a few more features like chat, etc.
You can grab the app from the appstore although the service itself is in closed beta.