Traditional apps are getting obsolete. Now you can get an app-like experience of Steam Engine on your phone, in two easy steps, without installing anything at all.
It takes less than one minute, literally. If you doubt it, check out the clock in the screenshots.
The following instructions are for Android phones. If you want to do this on an iPhone, read through this guide (it’s pretty short), and then go here to see the corresponding steps for iOS devices.
After you have navigated to http://www.steam-engine.org in the web browser, select More in the upper right corner of the screen.
Yes, way up there, right next to the address line. You should see a menu opening.
In the menu, tap Add shortcut on home screen.
This puts the Steam Engine icon on the home screen of your phone, just like an app.
Look at that icon! 😀
Big and juicy, just waiting to be tapped. Not like one of those bookmarks that you hide away deep inside some obscure menu in the darkest corner of your phone, and promptly forget about for the rest of your phone’s life.
What’s the advantage?
Ok, so you may ask what’s so great about this. Well, now Steam Engine even works when you don’t have a connection to the Internet. In addition, it loads faster, takes up less bandwidth, and utilizes the whole screen.
I’m considering to stop supporting the Android apps, because those are more or less obsolete by now. Yes, that’s how well this method works.
It works on iPhone too. If you need the instructions for that, you can find them here.
The new changes to the functionality also applies to most computer browsers. You can make a shortcut to Steam Engine on your desktop, and use the calculators even if your laptop or home computer loses Internet connectivity.