Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A unique toilet "Search Engine"

Recently I received a notice (thanks to Ole) about a very interesting web2.0 project. It was founded in 2007 by two 19 year old germans and is called lootogo. They started their webpage on the 19th of november which, by the way, is the official "world toilet day".

Basically, www.lootogo.com is kind of a toilet "searchengine" with currently more than 20,000 toilet entries worldwide. It combines the opportunity of rating public toilets, as we do on our page, with an integrated google maps service. This enables the user of this site to find out the nearest public toilet to his/her current position. After typing in your position the map shows you which toilets are available in the area!

After releaving himself, the user can rate the toilet with different criteria, for example if the toilet is clean and suitable for children and disabled persons. The service on lootogo is free of charge and doesn´t require a sign-up which makes it faster and easier for the user to participate. Furthermore, they are currently trying a beta version of a mobile-phone application for real "on the go" help.

4 comments:

  1. the version for the cell is great!!!

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  2. Hmmm... I like it, the mobile app is tremendous...thanks

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  3. MizPee is only for the US though, and some major cities in Europe... However, thanks a lot for the contribution!

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