Pin Steam

January 16th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

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My very first Windows 8 Store app is now for sale! Pin Steam lets you pin your Steam games to the Start Menu of Windows 8 with awesome tiles! See it here http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-GB/app/pin-steam/e697bf8a-8c25-4236-b701-197db3792ecf

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  1. Kamil
    November 27th, 2012 at 23:23 | #1

    While your app sounds great and has very positive reviews, I have one concern: unless you’ve done something INCREDIBLY amazing, this will do pretty much nothing if Steam is not installed. Easy enough to fix that on Windows 8, but the app store lists this as compatible with ARM based devices running Windows RT, and Steam is not available on those devices and most likely never will be. While I’m sure the app itself works with RT, I think it would be better to remove that possibility so that people who don’t understand the difference between Windows RT and other versions won’t buy it when they can’t actually use it. That’s just a suggestion of course, it’s possible you don’t even have a say in the availability and Microsoft just tests it to determine that.

  2. November 27th, 2012 at 23:28 | #2

    Hey Kamil, of course I considered not making it available on ARM, but I decided to keep it in since I’m planning to put in some friend-list and live tile support in the app. That will give it a purpose on WinRT as well. Besides I did put a disclaimer in the description and the app also has a free trial, where you can determine that it does indeed not launch your not installed games. :)

  3. KJ
    December 4th, 2012 at 01:18 | #3

    Hello!

    First of all, great app! I am glad I made the purchase! However, could you perhaps add a feature which allows the user to pin any program or a game, regardless if it is on Steam or not. I know that the newest version allows the user to add non-steam games, but it would be great to see a feature which allows pinning normal program executables as well.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. December 4th, 2012 at 09:44 | #4

    Hey KJ, unfortunately that is not really possible since running an executable is not part of the API I’m using, only launching URLs. I made this little program to help with that issue: http://felizk.dk/?p=464 You need to be a little bit technical to use it though :)