iPhone owners are one step closer to never being caught short, thanks to Show The Loo: a free Australia-only app designed purely for your – convenience.
Open the app and your iPhone’s in-built GPS zeros in on your current location, showing any nearby public toilets. If there’s more than one to choose from you can slide the map around with your finger and review them at your leisure.
However, if time is of the essence just press the yellow I’m Busting button in the top lefthand corner and Show The Loo will show you the closest facility, along with any relevant information like opening hours, baby change facility (in case you’re not happy with your current baby, I guess) and so on. You can then press the Route button, choose between walking or driving, and up pops (perhaps not the clearest) directions to get you there. Of course, you can always just follow the map if that’s easier.
Show The Loo also has a search facility to scour the countryside for the most convenient convenience. This is a fairly basic app, but so is its raison d'être. And let’s face it, when you’ve got to go you don’t want to have to jump through hoops to get there.
Show The Loo suits iPhones or iPod touches, but won’t run on iPads (unlike a lot of iPhone apps) or any other platform. If you’re an Android user try installing the inspiringly-named Toilet/Bathroom Finder. It reportedly has a database of 60,000-plus facilities world-wide, which dare I say is a s..t load of toilets. The same app developer also has an Apple version called Restroom/Bathroom/Toilet Finder, with the same global database. It seems whatever your mobile device, this company has you covered and for providing such a useful free service we’re certain they will soon be flushed with success. Sorry...
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