After hearing about this new app, you may think that social media is full of all sorts of peculiarities. Cloo is a new concept to help you find the nearest available toilet within your comfort zone of a network of available bathrooms, so you don’t have to use a public restroom.
The idea is to build a network of users who are willing to share their bathroom. For instance, you are visiting a major city and need to relieve yourself. You simply log on to Cloo, locate the nearest bathroom of a friend, or a friend of a friend – within the network of Cloo.
Based on what you find in regards to details of their bathroom, such as the cost to use it, you can send a request message. Shortly, you will receive an invite if their bathroom is accessible. In Europe this seems pretty reasonable because there are places where fees are applied to public restrooms. In the United States, it should be a little different, but an interesting way to tour a popular city.
With Cloo, they are suggesting this is a way to make money, as users may be inclined to pay to use your toilet services. You could also receive, for free, some helpful supplies from sponsors such as Scott tissue. Users of your bathroom will have an opportunity to rate your service in the interactive app, which can help you bring in more business. Now, that is an interesting option. If your home is strategically located where there are a lot of tourists, you may want to join the network.
The company behind Cloo is based in Europe for obvious reasons. They offer a little story behind their name. It begins with a history lesson on the European use of the word “loo.” In case you are not quite sure what it means, the word “loo” originates from an old historical concept that often the bathroom in public buildings was room number 100. Thus, “loo” looks similar to the number and the nickname stuck. Hence, the word “Cloo” brings together community and loo as the name of the app, which will soon be released.
We’ve embedded a video to explain the concept of Cloo a bit more. I am curious if this app will succeed or is it just a gimmick. Is social media going a bit too far in its oddities? Will it be a great money making business for those with some awesome bathrooms worth visiting?