Steam app now available on iOS and Android devices

After completing a beta test period last Thursday, Valve has officially opened up its new Steam mobile app.  The new app allows Steam customers to access their accounts through their iOS or Android device, enabling them to browse game catalogues, chat with friends, read the latest gaming news, and stay up-to-date on the latest Steam sales and more.

“The Steam app comes from many direct requests from our customers,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. “Seeing which of your friends are online and playing a game, sending quick messages, looking at screenshots for an upcoming game, or catching a sale — these are all features customers have requested."

Newell added: "Mobile is changing way people interact, play games and consume media, and the Steam app is part of our commitment to meet customer demands and expand the service functionality of Steam to make it richer and more accessible for everyone.”

Last month, Valve announced that Steam had surpassed the 40 million user mark, and sold twice as many digital games in 2011 than the prior year.  Steam is currently the leading platform for delivery and management of PC and Mac games with over 40 million accounts around the world and over 1,800 titles offered.

To download the free app,check out Steam's mobile section.