An App to find restrooms? no way!
Updated: Feb 4, 2019
By Erez Arbel
We've all been there before. You’re on a long car trip or wandering around a city, when suddenly you (or someone you are with) need to use a restroom. The only problem is you are not sure where the nearest one is located or how long it will be before you get there.
Just an Idea
As a father of two young children, I found myself facing this situation far too frequently and soon realized other people had a similar challenge as well. So I decided to do something about it.
The journey officially started back in January of 2016 when I first had the idea for a restroom finder app. I wanted to provide a better restroom finding experience for everyone, everywhere, and committed myself to that mission.
Getloo is Born
After just over a year of research and testing, our team completed the first prototype for the Getloo mobile app in the summer of 2017. The focus was on simplicity of use. We wanted the user experience to be the top priority - whether that was while using the app or when visiting an actual restroom found through the app.
From there, we began working to build a unique database by visiting, verifying, and rating each location personally. It sounds crazy, but the quality of the information is what sets our app apart from other similar apps.
Dream Come True
In November of 2018, Getloo finally launched in the App Store and Google Play with locations in the Chicagoland area. Users can now rely on accurate information when they are searching for a restroom. And our app goes above and beyond just telling you which restrooms are nearby. It also gives the option to filter your search by convenience to find locations with wheelchair access, baby changing stations, parking, or unisex options. What’s to Come
Although Getloo only currently has locations in the Chicagoland area, we are planning to cover other cities across the United States in the next couple of years…and eventually be available globally. We are also working on solutions to help during big events such as Lollapalooza, summer street festivals, and sports games.
If you’d like to download the app, you can do so here. You can also follow @GetlooApp on all social platforms.