Bathroom Scout celebrates 10th anniversary

January 4th, 2023

Happy 10th anniversary to Bathroom Scout! We can’t believe it’s been a decade since our app first launched on Android, and since then it has continued to grow and evolve.
From the very beginning, Bathroom Scout has been dedicated to helping people find clean, accessible restrooms when they’re on the go. With over 2,700,000 entries in our toilet database, we’ve become a go-to resource for people all around the world.
In 2013, we expanded our reach by launching Bathroom Scout for iOS, making it even easier for people to find the nearest bathroom when they’re out and about. And in 2015, we started working with B2B customers, allowing other companies to incorporate our bathroom data into their own apps.
We’ve always been committed to providing a reliable service, and in 2016 we made sure to take extra steps to ensure the uptime of our app. After a data center outage that year, we made sure to implement redundancies across countries and provider borders to prevent any future outages.
Over the years, Bathroom Scout has been constantly improving thanks to both the support of our community and our dedicated team. We’re so grateful for everyone who has supported us and helped us become the go-to resource for finding clean, accessible restrooms. Here’s to another 10 years of helping people find the nearest bathroom!

App shows the nearest toilet

October 4th, 2021

Merkur.de considers which apps are helpful for vacations – and comes up with, well, Toilet Scout: “But if you’re traveling away from highways, you can use the Bathroom Scout app (iOS, Android) to find public restrooms or restaurants and other establishments with accessible restrooms.” We think: That’s exactly how it is.
https://www.merkur.de/verbraucher/apps-urlaub-auto-tipps-navigation-parkplatz-tankstelle-blitzer-toilette-smartphone-android-ios-90910868.html

Helpful mobile phone apps for the elderly

August 30th, 2020

What if the grandchild wants to get rid of the “half liter of apple spritzer” he or she has just drunk? The Bavarian Radio knows the answer – and refers to the “useful app with environment search”, the Toilet Scout. We think: It should not be missing on any smartphone!

The best apps for on the go

April 10th, 2020

The Bathroom Scout is a constant topic in the media. For instance, inside-digital.de and kxan36news.com report under the heading “Hygiene for people and cars” that the Bathroom Scout helps when you need a bathroom and there is no rest area in sight.
Under the heading “useful smartphone apps”, the German magazine “Das Neue” also presents the Bathroom Scout in its 02.2020 issue, which “quickly finds a quiet place in the immediate vicinity”.
And with reason: The Bathroom Scout already has around 2.5 million entries worldwide and can be integrated into other apps via a simple API interface.

How do the toilets get into the app?

August 24th, 2018

Behind the scenes: To power the Bathroom Scout a modular and up to date server infrastructure is used. The JSON web service selects the required toilets out of 2 million locations in a matter of milliseconds. The app displays the found bathrooms on a map or as a list view.
To ensure the highest availability of the web service and to be fully functional even when one data center deals with an outage we provide two independent endpoints. If the app detects that the used endpoint does not answer in time it switches to the second – without the user even noticing.
Interested in this or other web services? Just drop us a line.