A newly released smartphone app helps Shanghai residents and visitors find one of the city’s 8,000 public restrooms.
Shanghai Toilet Guide will allow users to locate the closest of the city’s 8,000 public restrooms.
Using GPS software, the app plots the quickest route to a restroom, its opening and closing time and the number of squat and Western-style toilets it has. It can even tell the user whether stalls have toilet paper.
The app is available only in Chinese, and according to Qian, that will not change anytime soon. “There’s no need,” she told China Daily on Tuesday, although news website Eastday recently reported that features will be updated depending on responses to the trial.