It has been a very long time since Steam released its mobile app for iOS and Android devices. While the app itself is functional and does what you might expect from it, it is a bit long in the tooth, so much so that Valve has decided to rebuild the app from scratch.
According to a blog post on Valve’s website:
“Today we’re starting a limited beta of the updated Steam Mobile App. We’ve rebuilt the app on a new framework and modernized the design. (2015 called and wanted their app back.) You’ll still be able to browse the store, get Steam Guard codes, and confirm trades, but now the app comes with QR code sign in, smarter notifications, an improved Library, and multi account support.”
It is unclear how big of a difference the new app will be compared to the old, but seeing as it is being rebuilt using a new framework, we imagine that the new app should be faster and better optimized for modern day mobile devices. According to Valve, they are testing it out and are looking for “invested Steam users” to provide feedback.
This is an open beta which means that anyone can sign up to take part in it. If you’re curious and want to see what Valve is up to, the instructions on how to be part of the beta can be found here.