An App for Every Diocese

Jeff Geerling is one of the brightest Catholics I know, and for the last year and a half he’s been working on the Catholic Diocese App. Designed for both iPhone and Android, it’s free and simple so that every Catholic diocese or organization that wants an app can have one.

The coding is basic enough that even non-developers should be able to help dioceses get up and running with the app in just a few minutes, once they get the hang of the process. While there’s plenty of help at, Jeff made this quick video showing how you can customize the App to your diocese or organization’s needs in about five minutes:

According to Jeff, the basic steps include:

  1. Downloading the Zip archive of the Catholic Diocese App from GitHub.
  2. Replacing graphics like the App Icon, Default image, and news icon with your own.
  3. Changing a couple strings in Localizable.strings and another file.
  4. Building the app, then submitting it to the App Store.

Customizing the Android version of the app is similar, but requires a couple different tools.

Find out more at and if you’re a tech-minded Catholic be sure to join Jeff’s growing community at

(HT: Jeff Geerling)