We’ve all been there: you’re watching an enticing movie, when your system urges you to go to the loo. An App, which has already seen some 250,000 people download it to their devices, may be able to provide assistance.
The concept is simple, taken from an already existing website of 5 years, owned by RunPee. It alerts users on 4-5 minute gaps in which there is little action or storyline-effective moments. It is within these gaps that it is suggested best to go to the bathroom. The app also features advice about whether to stick around after the credits run for additional content, and offers, (users of Facebook), film reviews to see if the movie is even worth watching.
The app came to Dan Florio’s mind during a King Kong screening with his wife, (the whole 3 hours and 21 minutes.) He said to online reporter Marco Santana, “I’m religious about not going to the bathroom during a movie, so by the end of it, I was in agony and couldn’t enjoy it. I was like, ‘Please die, please die!'”
The app is now run within the Florio family (his wife, mother and sister take it in turns attending film premiers) to determine adequate moments for a wee break.
For the small fee of 99 cents (that is roughly 62 pence) the App can be purchased from Google Play and the App Store.