Mobile applications are booming, and one of the best things to come out of this new technology are the apps that help us find bathrooms. And these are not just for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
: if you're pregnant, have run-of-the-mill diarrhea, or have small children, you'll appreciate being able to find the nearest bathroom in a hurry. Oh yeah, these apps can help you locate the nearest CLEAN bathroom, too!
Photo © Wheretowee
This application, developed by a person with ulcerative colitis, is for the iTouch and the iPhone. Wheretowee is a global database with over 60,000 entries. Users can add their own entries to make the database grow. The cost is $.99.
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Whizzer is a global database of over 200,000 restrooms. Users can add restrooms to the database and get directions to the nearest available toilet. Whizzer Lite is available for free, and the full version is $.99.
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This application boasts more than 65,000 restroom entered by users. The application is free and has sponsorship, so ads may appear. Users can add restrooms and include information such as a photo, hours of operation, phone number, and presence of amenities such as a diaper changing area.