First Easter Egg in an Official 3rd Party Application?: iQ

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by nwpassage, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. nwpassage macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2008
    I had a search on this and came up with little. There has been some limited discussion of easter eggs on the iPhone in the past. There is apparently some Burning Man imagery in the app Earthscape. But it isn't clear that this was specifically meant as an Easter Egg.

    I was playing around with an application that facilitates the game of 20 Questions called iQ recently found a clear Easter Egg that changes the functionality of the application.

    iQ basically lets you play the game of 20 Questions with another person by feeding you ideas for secrets and helping you keep track as the other person guesses.

    If the person gets it right, the application shows trivia about the secret like, for the secret is "Flamingo" the trivia is "Flamingo beaks are adapted to separate mud from tasty brine shrimp."

    iQ isn't too flashy, but I've managed to kill time with a friend playing it a few times so far.

    Anyhow, there is an option in the application to add a new secret and trivia item to the library. I went ahead and typed in the words: "easter egg" and boom a dialog box popped up saying "congratulations! you unlocked the easter egg"

    Then it shows the secret "Easter Egg" with text below it describing what easter eggs are in the software context. From then on, you can view all of the trivia in the application simply by clicking the choose a new secret button.

    I can't imagine that this is a really popular application, but has anyone else seen this? Some of the trivia is kind of funny.

    Here's a link
    to the developer's page on the app.
  2. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    I doubt the Burning Man images are meant as an easter egg since they show up when simply doing what the app is supposed to be doing, showing the earth scape.

    Remember easter eggs only show up when doing something not announced in the program such as entering a code or pressing certain buttons such as on the Pink Floyd DVD, the Wall.
  3. largemammal macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2008
    Actual easter egg

    It seems the YouTube iPhone application developer is a Russell Peters fan. Open Safari on your iPhone and start entering a new url. Delete the whole line (including "http://"). Enter:


    And hit "go". Safari closes, and YouTube opens a 45-minute video of Russell Peters doing standup comedy. Funny stuff!

    I found this while trying to launch the YouTube application to play specific videos. I have been unsuccessful in my attempts so far, but this is a nice fallback :)

    I don't know if anyone else has found this yet.
  4. App1€ macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2008
    Excellent find. I'm watching it now even though I've seen it. I wonder if it was intentional.

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