1. Post #1
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    AzzyMaster's Avatar
    October 2008
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    What is pocketSteam?
    pocketSteam is a platform that allows people to talk to people in their steam friends on multiple devices, such as mobile phones and tablets.

    How can I use this?
    There will be a web app that should work on most platforms and device, and an android app that will be specifcly designed for ease of use on android phones.

    So how does it work
    Using the SteamRE library created by Voided, my server handles steam connections and relays important data back to your client (such as friends list and messages) and also recieves commands

    Are there any limits with this
    Only a certain amount of people will be able to use pocketSteam at a time due to limits on the server

    Is this useable yet
    Almost, there are still quite a few bugs and missing features, but you can use the web app to talk to your friends

    When will this be released?
    No ETA yet

    I don't want to give you my steam password
    Sorry, the only way to connect is with your username & password, a OpenID login isn't enough. But don't worry I don't log your password.

    MEDIA

    The website, talking from my account to my test account


    The website, showing the friends list


    Android app, the friends list (avatars not displayed yet and will be toggleable)

    https://www.pocketsteam.com/ <--- web app, if you use this please tell me of any problems you encounter (such as it not connecting)
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  2. Post #2
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    December 2006
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    Can you add a "Login with Steam" option? I'm kind of wary of typing my username and password to foreign websites without any type of OpenID. I hope you understand.

    Amazing work though, any chance of an iOS app or is the mobile website designed for it?
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  3. Post #3
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    November 2008
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    Can't login, says i need to enter the steam guard access code, but i'm not getting one in my email.

  4. Post #4
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    AzzyMaster's Avatar
    October 2008
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    Can you add a "Login with Steam" option? I'm kind of wary of typing my username and password to foreign websites without any type of OpenID. I hope you understand.

    Amazing work though, any chance of an iOS app or is the mobile website designed for it?
    I can't use the OpenID service as that only returns your SteamID, while for chatting I need to connect to steam with your username & password. I don't have any way to make a iOS app (no dev licence or mac) but if anyone here is intrested in making one contact me and i'll give you details on how to use the pocketSteam backend.

    Edited:

    Can't login, says i need to enter the steam guard access code, but i'm not getting one in my email.
    Make sure you're checking the right email, its automaticly sent by valve when you get rejected due to missing Steam Guard auth.

  5. Post #5
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    November 2008
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    I can't use the OpenID service as that only returns your SteamID, while for chatting I need to connect to steam with your username & password. I don't have any way to make a iOS app (no dev licence or mac) but if anyone here is intrested in making one contact me and i'll give you details on how to use the pocketSteam backend.

    Edited:



    Make sure you're checking the right email, its automaticly sent by valve when you get rejected due to missing Steam Guard auth.
    I know

    I got the mail, although like half an hour later, that's why I thought it wasn't working, as steam usually are instant when it comes to emailing.

    Edited:

    This is great, works nicely, although there are some bugs.

    - When switching to a conversation, the scrollbar is reset to the top
    - Doesn't show offline contacts(feature or bug?)

    Some stuff i'd like to see are

    - See people's status (in the chat, both current and a message if they changed it)
    - Set your own status
    - Close conversations (didn't see a button for it)

    I'm sure you're already working on these, as they are quite obvious, but i decided to post it anyway.
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  6. Post #6
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    AzzyMaster's Avatar
    October 2008
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    I know

    This is great, works nicely, although there are some bugs.

    - When switching to a conversation, the scrollbar is reset to the top
    - Doesn't show offline contacts(feature or bug?)

    Some stuff i'd like to see are

    - See people's status (in the chat, both current and a message if they changed it)
    - Set your own status
    - Close conversations (didn't see a button for it)

    I'm sure you're already working on these, as they are quite obvious, but i decided to post it anyway.
    Thanks for the bugs, will release the fix in a bit. It doesn't show offline contacts until I add ordering by state (ingame top, then online and offline at bottom)
    Those features will be added soon.

  7. Post #7
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    February 2010
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    Can I create an empty steam account to use this? I don't trust you, OP
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  8. Post #8
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    Can I create an empty steam account to use this? I don't trust you, OP
    You can if you wish, but I assure you I don't store passwords.
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  9. Post #9
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    November 2008
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    Can I create an empty steam account to use this? I don't trust you, OP
    He would still need to access your email to get a steam guard key, so it's not like he can instantly steal your account if he has your details.

    You'll also notice if someone has tried to login to your account since you'll be getting emails with keys from steam
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  10. Post #10
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    May 2005
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    OP, while I'm sure you're trustworthy, having something like this be open source would help a lot of people into believing you aren't just phishing for passwords.
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  11. Post #11
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    February 2011
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    Is this completely legal? (for both you and us).

  12. Post #12
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    January 2011
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    Is this completely legal? (for both you and us).
    It's probably in a gray-zone (like using No-CD cracks on software) but I don't think Valve would get mad about it, personally.
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  13. Post #13
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    April 2011
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    This website is awesome!
    Im on holiday at the moment for 2 weeks and using this app i can still talk to my gaming buddys frequently.
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  14. Post #14
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    October 2008
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    This website is awesome!
    Im on holiday at the moment for 2 weeks and using this app i can still talk to my gaming buddys frequently.
    Cool, have you had any troubles connecting or losing connection?

  15. Post #15
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    November 2008
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    Cool, have you had any troubles connecting or losing connection?
    I used it for a day, no connection troubles. You could add closing chat tabs because if there's more than there can fit on one line it screws up.

  16. Post #16
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    October 2008
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    I used it for a day, no connection troubles. You could add closing chat tabs because if there's more than there can fit on one line it screws up.
    Yeah, its still a work in progress. Tabs closing will be in the next release.

  17. Post #17
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    August 2009
    111 Posts
    This is really useful, great work!

  18. Post #18
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    January 2011
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    I'm not able to use it very easily on my iPod Touch 2G - It asks for the Steam guard key but I get it in about an hour so it's of no use even trying to login :(

  19. Post #19
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    Can you chat with groups?
    Thats the only think I miss about Vapour
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  20. Post #20
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    It's probably in a gray-zone (like using No-CD cracks on software) but I don't think Valve would get mad about it, personally.
    Isn't that what everyone said about SteamStats?
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  21. Post #21
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    August 2008
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    This is perfect for my old craptop. I love you.

  22. Post #22
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    Isn't that what everyone said about SteamStats?
    I've never heard of SteamStats, but if it's something that networks data from Valve's servers they probably wouldn't mind at all unless you were using bandwidth or something

  23. Post #23

    July 2011
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    Fantastic.

  24. Post #24
    Garry doesn't deserve a penny of my money
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    I'm not able to use it very easily on my iPod Touch 2G - It asks for the Steam guard key but I get it in about an hour so it's of no use even trying to login :(
    The emails are automaticly sent by Valve, so its just valve being slow.
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  25. Post #25
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    I get them almost instantly through the Steam client, though.. :o
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  26. Post #26
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    I've never heard of SteamStats, but if it's something that networks data from Valve's servers they probably wouldn't mind at all unless you were using bandwidth or something
    Steamsats was that TF2 idler program.

    Then Valve put a new clause in the TOS and punished everyone who used it by erasing thier backpack.
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  27. Post #27
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    November 2008
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    When is the android version coming?

  28. Post #28

    April 2011
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    It's a different language, so unless someone ports it to Java. Then it won't happen. (Well there is MonoTouch.)
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  29. Post #29
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    August 2007
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    It's a different language, so unless someone ports it to Java. Then it won't happen. (Well there is MonoTouch.)
    Have you even read the OP?
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  30. Post #30

    April 2011
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    Have you even read the OP?
    That android app in the OP relies on the pocketSteam back end. I would prefer direct access to Steam.

  31. Post #31
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    That android app in the OP relies on the pocketSteam back end. I would prefer direct access to Steam.
    I wouldn't really mind, just as long as i don't have to zoom in and fiddle around with the page to make the chat visible, etc.
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  32. Post #32
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    When is the android version coming?
    Android version is taking a while, but it should be ready for testing by the end of this month.

    Edited:

    Actually I think I may have just fixed that Steam Guard email problem by updating to the latest SteamRE.
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  33. Post #33
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    You have INDEED fixed it! Thanks a bunch! :)
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  34. Post #34
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    Can you make an iOS app too? Thanks.

  35. Post #35
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    Can you make an iOS app too? Thanks.
    You don't quite need an app for this, you can just bookmark the webpage to your home screen with Safari
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  36. Post #36
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    June 2009
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    If you think im going to send my steam login information to your server then your wrong.

    Either way how would this work as the new security measure requires you to get a string sent to your email when accessing from another computer.
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  37. Post #37
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    January 2011
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    When you login, it sends the code to your email. You just put the code into the new input that comes up and it authorizes you. Even if he had your password, he'd also need access to your email account tied to your steam account. It's safe, calm down.
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  38. Post #38
    Dennab
    July 2009
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    My email password is my steam password. So I'd be fucked.
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  39. Post #39
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    May 2008
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    I don't trust the creator.
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  40. Post #40
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    Dennab
    December 2009
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    My email password is my steam password. So I'd be fucked.
    Change one of them!
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