iPhone app helps find available loos – in homes


11 Sep 201169 Views

A new iPhone app helps users find homeowners who will welcome them into their homes – to use their bathrooms.

The CLOO (for "community" and "loo") app allows residents to create a social network to turn "any private bathroom into a public bathroom," the New York developers of the app said on their website. The reason is to address "the problem of too-few easily accessible restrooms."

App users seeking to answer the call of nature at a bathroom in someone’s home can pay the resident online for access to the bathroom, the website said.

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Some New Yorkers, the New York Daily News reported, aren’t embracing the concept.

"My bathroom is my space, and I don’t want anyone else messing around in there," Kaes Vanth, 25, told the newspaper.