We’ve all suffered this indignity – you’re wandering the streets, when nature suddenly calls.
In a bladder-breaking panic you search in vain for your nearest public toilet, all to no avail. Looks like you’re holding it in until you get home.
And even if you do track down a public potty, you could be disgusted by your findings.
The dirtiest (and there are A LOT of dirty public toilets) will leave you feeling less hygienic than when you entered.
Mysterious marks on the bowl, browning water from rusty taps and a hand dryer with the strength of a wheezing asthmatic – these are the hallmarks of a poor public toilet.
But you don’t have to worry about poor facilities anymore – not with the new loo-finder app.
Created by student Jake Ruston, this free app has catalogued over 100,000 public toilets, wiping out the problem of a desperate commode hunt.
It’s no bog-standard app either – it even allows users to add any public toilets not yet listed. With enough contributors, it could become comprehensive.
Speaking to the Huffington Post, Ruston said, “I got the idea after making an app for the London underground.
“A lot of people were asking me to include details of toilet facilities for London, but I decided to go bigger and design something for the whole world.”
Ruston’s ambitious app highlights a much larger problem – the lack of public facilities in the UK.
In 2013 one in seven public toilets were cut by local councils. A year later, the Guardian revealed that eight councils in the UK fail to provide ANY public toilets for their residents.
The app, then, makes some areas conspicuous by the lack of facilities available.
It’s a problem we’re helping to fix. Whether you’re out and about or in your workplace, we supply washrooms that will always be at the height of hygiene standards.
So, get in touch and you won’t need an app for great facilities – you’ll already have the professionals.