RunPee (One of our favorites) hits 2.0!

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Sure, there are apps to help you carefully craft your latest masterpiece, but here’s an app that helps you truly enjoy the efforts of others.

Of course I’m speaking of RunPee Mobile, the app that tells you when it’s safe to go to the bathroom while at your local cineplex. No, I’m not kidding, and yes, it’s awesome. Best of all, it’s free (but I would have paid for this one).

Simply launch the app before the lights go down, pick the movie your about to watch from a list of current releases, and start the built-in timer when the film begins. Then, based on your settings, RunPee Mobile will notify you when you should head to the restroom. Naturally, these alerts come during the less important moments in the film.

RunPee let’s you know how long you have to do your business and get back to your seat. It even displays a synopsis of the scene you’re missing, so you can read-up while you’re zipping-down. For some, this should be reason enough to get an iPhone (I’m looking at you, Jenna, with a bladder the size of a Chicklet).

Version 2 adds access to an archive of past films, a few bug fixes, and some interface changes. But the biggest improvement is the built-in timer, which now continues even when the app is closed. That’s good news for those of us who like to check their email and Twitter feeds while running through the theater lobby towards the bathroom door.

And in conclusion, I’d like to point out the incredible restraint I’ve shown while writing this post — not one infantile bathroom pun. That was not easy.  You’re welcome.


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The RunPee app exists to improve your movie-going experience. The database is updated weekly, whenever wide-release films open in theaters -- to tell you the best times to run and pee, without missing the best scenes. Of course, we provide a synopsis with each Peetime, so you will know exactly what you missed while you're gone. There is no other information like this in the entire world. We have over 1,300 movies in our database, and more added every week by our family.

How does it work? The built-in Timer will alert you, by discreet vibration, when a Peetime is coming -- so you don't have to worry about bothering the people around you in the theater. Now you can relax and enjoy the movie...without wondering when to take a break. You never have to sit down again and ask, "What did I miss?"

The movie's over... Or is it?
RunPee will let you know, for FREE, and without the bother of any advertisements. We tell you what extra scenes are coming and when, and if they are worth staying for. Lots of people (world-wide!) rely on this feature alone. 🙂

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If you're running behind, our app will tell you what you missed in the first three minutes. Like our Peetimes, this unique information is not available anywhere else.

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  • JLong

    Silly thoughtless app. You’re supposed to turn your phone off before the feature begins.

  • Taz Goldstein

    Hi JLong!

    It takes a little prep, but it’s actually pretty swell! I use it all the time (since I have the bladder of a 10 year old girl).

    I’ll start by dimming the iPhone screen and muting the sound (to avoid annoying my fellow moviegoers). Then, I’ll switch into airplane mode (to avoid false vibrating alarms). And finally, I’ll launch the app when the movie starts, and tuck the iPhone it in my pocket. The app alerts me about upcoming bathroom breaks with a silent vibration. My phone doesn’t come out of my pocket until after I’ve left the theater, and I’m running towards the boy’s room.

    I don’t use it all the time… but if I just drank a tub of water before the movie, it’s a life saver. Then again, if the movie is engrossing, I’ll usually forget about natures call.


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