You Can Change the Gospel Library App Icon with this Easter Egg

In which Church app developers embrace their inner Konami code.

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ure, you expect to find Easter eggs in movies, games, or random apps. But in an app produced by the Church? That’s new for all of us. However, it appears that enterprising developers in the Church’s employ have dropped a small little nugget in the Gospel Library app allowing users to change the icon. Why? Why not?

YouTuber Brad Boyce outlined how to do this in the video below.

Anyone else getting some Contra vibes? For the uninitiated, the classic Nintendo Entertainment System game, Contra, had a cheat code where a user could become essentially invincible and receive unlimited weaponry by tapping Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B-A-Start. This is known as the “Konami Code,” after the developer of the game, and it’s hilarious to see it brought into the Gospel Library app, of all places.

So let’s talk about the results. The default Gospel Library icon is now white with a gradient background, a style the Church has been move toward in most of its digital assets. (Check out the icon for the non-Mormoned Sacred Music app for reference.) Three icons bring back a gold Moroni in various levels of detail but share many similarities. The gold icon, however, is delightfully gaudy and wholly necessary. The sixth option is far stranger than the rest, as if Moroni is leaning against something for support, but it actually appears to be Legos?!

Go and fiddle with this and send us your screen shots of the updated app!

Note that at the time of writing, this is only confirmed to work on iOS. We’ve tinkered with it on Android but haven’t gotten it to take.

Update: Comments from many readers have said that the trick no longer works with the most recent update to the Gospel Library app. It seems our intrepid app developers were caught in the act!

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