2011 was a big year for RunPee. I’ll give you a quick synopsis of RunPee history for those of you who aren’t current. I developed the site back in Summer 2008. The site was left for dead until it got some media attention during Spring 2009. At that point I partnered with RockSoftware to build an iPhone app. They built and maintained the app while me and my family continued to see all the movies to get peetimes.
This past Spring my agreement with RockSoftware ended and control of all of the apps reverted to me. I rebuilt the app from scratch and launched the Android version on June 27th and iPhone version on July 20th.
Since then the Android app has over 29,000 installs and the iPhone app over 45,000.
FYI, if you’re still using the old iPhone app you should install the new one – free. The old app is going away pretty soon.
Top 10 movies
If you’re curious here’s a list of the top 10 movies visited on the RunPee apps – both Android and iOS.
- Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows-2
- Twilight: Breaking Dawn-Part 1
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
- The Help
- The Muppets
- Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon
- Cowboys & Aliens
I think the two big movie surprises this year had to be Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Help. They did well here on RunPee finishing at #4 and #6 and according to box office numbers they finished the year at #9 and #11 respectively.
Lots of movies to see
Obviously it was a busy year for me and the family seeing movies. Everyone should give RunPee Sis a big thanks. She saw 51 movies this year. I chipped in with 41 movies, RunPee Mom saw 23.
The good news for those who like to see movies on opening day. RunPee Mom and I will be moving from the West Coast to the East Coast – Florida – in a few months so we’ll all be able to see movies earlier on opening day.
With the next update to the mobile app I’m going to ad a little feature that might help those of you who like to see movies on opening day: the ability for me to leave a custom message for each movie letting people know what time we plan to have the peetimes available.
Plus I’m working on adding a movie trivia game to the app so you’ll have something to do while waiting for your movie to start.
Next year should be bigger and better for RunPee. Right now the app really doesn’t make a dime so my goal for next year is to find a way to make enough money to at least pay for the movie tickets I purchase – without charging for the app.
So keep spreading the good word about RunPee. Remember, a bladder is a terrible thing to hold. 🙂