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Get the RunPee mobile app for Android, iOS, or Windows7 mobile.

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The RunPee app does much, much, more than just tell you the best time to run and pee without missing anything. You’ll also be able to:

  • Constantly updated with peetimes for the latest movies. ( Updated every Friday afternoon. )
  • Built in Timer that gives you vibration alerts when peetimes coming up.
  • Get the latest critics and audience scores from RottenTomatoes.com
  • Look at movie details on IMDb.com.
  • Post a movie review to your Facebook wall without typing anything.
  • See ratings by other RunPee users.
  • Quick and easy checkin with your friends on Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

RunPee on BlackBerry

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a RunPee BlackBerry app? A lot of people think so. We were hoping to have one ready by now – but have run into nothing but snags.

Here is the speck for the app: (It would be very similar to the iPhone app which you can see here.)

Basic Navigation

  • Basic navigation of the movies – using the same RunPee API that the iPhone app uses. It returns an XML data set.
  • Navigate from any movie to the PeeTimes for that movie – if there are any.
  • From each PeeTime navigate to the synopsis of what happens during that PeeTime.

Timer for the Blackberry App

  • From any PeeTime screen display a button to show the timer.
  • Timer screen displays a start button with instructions to press when the movie starts.
  • When the Timer is started it will display a screen showing the user options for how long before each PeeTime to give a warning vibration: 0, 1, 2, 4 minutes.
  • When the timer is running it will keep track of the PeeTimes for the movie that was being viewed when it was started.
  • As the Timer counts up to a PeeTime minus the warning time it will vibrate.

Other App Abilities

  • Ability to store movie/PeeTime data for use when offline. So that the user can browse to the movie they plan to see while connected and then be able to use the app in the theater even if there is no cell reception.
  • Display an info screen that loads data from the RunPee server.
  • Ability to display multiple character sets. Currently RunPee.com is only in English but soon there will be translations for Chinese, German, French, etc.
  • Ability to run in the background – so that the timer will keep counting even if the user leaves the app.

If you are a BlackBerry developer, and would interested in building this for RunPee, then email me – polyGeek [at] this domain – and give me an estimate on the cost and how much time it would take.

RunPee iPhone Upgrade Vibrates to Cue Movie Viewers about PeeTimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Major Upgrade to Popular Movie Companion iPhone App Provides Relief without Rudeness

Subject of press release: Major upgrade to the iPhone application for the bladder-relieving movie website RunPee.com, adding discrete vibration and local data storage.

Concept and website
Contact: Dan Florio
Company: RunPee.com
Address: Los Angeles, California
Phone: 330-353-9338
Email: polyGeek@RunPee.com
Mobile Application Development: RockSoftware.com
URL: http://blog.runpee.com/news [links for the phenomenal media coverage on RunPee.com]

Los Angeles, CA – RunPee.com, the next best thing to a pause button at the movies, has an iPhone application you can download, reminding you when it’s “safe” to head to restrooms during current cinema flicks. A major upgrade unveiled now vibrates when it’s time to make a movie break, and also offers local data storage for both iPhone and iTouch users.

The RunPee Mobile iPhone Upgrade Includes:

  • Local Storage: the app now has the ability to store data so that it can be accessed while offline. If you own an iTouch, or if you think you’ll be out of cell phone range at the the movie theater, you simply browse to the movie that you plan to see – while still connected – and that data will be available to you later if you are offline.
  • Timer vibration: the timer will now automatically vibrate the phone before each PeeTime in a movie. No need to whip out your iPhone in the screening room AT ALL.
  • “What’s Hot” button displaying choice movies from week-to-week.
  • RunPee Updates Twitter Feed showing recently added PeeTimes and other news for app users on the go.
  • Soon the iPhone app will offer support for many other languages just as the website now does.

This upgrade is free to everyone already owning the RunPee Mobile application on the iPhone and iTouch. New app purchases at iTunes cost only 1.99.

Dan Florio, owner and creator of RunPee.com, says, “iPhone users have been worried about having to take their phones out in the screening room to track upcoming PeeTimes. Even though the touch screen is mostly black, it’s still been an etiquette issue. Now we’ve totally solved that problem. No one has to actually pull the phone from their pocket until they hit the lobby or the restroom!”

Florio created the website – partnering with RockSoftware to produce the mobile apps – to help people enjoy their movie going experience, quipping, “Because a bladder is a terrible thing to hold.”

The upgraded iPhone app starts a countdown, once set at the start of a film, to cue the movie-goer when PeeTimes begin. Before each PeeTime, the phone will vibrate, quietly letting the viewer know it’s time to get up and “head for the head.” The local storage update will also let iTouch users, and offline phone users, know when to get up and go.

Once in the restroom (or at the concession stand), the viewer can view the “spoiler” to find out what is happening on-screen. No more asking, “What did I miss?” or wondering if you left during a serious plot reveal.

For more information, contact Dan Florio [http://blog.runpee.com/contact] or visit RunPee.com and the blog.runpee.com

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Screen shots are free to use.

RunPee iPhone app version 1.1 Cues for a movie.
RunPee iPhone app version 1.1 New info page
RunPee iPhone app version 1.1 Movie list
RunPee iPhone app version 1.1 plot summary
RunPee iPhone app version 1.1 Example of an alert that displays when the timer is running and it comes to a PeeTime.
RunPee iPhone app version 1.1 User setting to determine how many minutes before each PeeTime the vibration/alert should be displayed. Since PeeTimes are approximate I would suggest at least a 2 minute offset. This way if a user did intend to use this PeeTime they could go to the theater exit and wait for the cue to happen and thus get a head start.
RunPee iPhone app version 1.1 Example of the timer running.
RunPee iPhone app version 1.1 New updates section where users can check for RunPee news: new PeeTimes, updates, etc.

iPhone RunPee App Reviews – we’re brilliant!

Tom Gromak of the Detroit News got his hands on our new iPhone RunPee download from iTunes. He neatly sums up why the the RunPee mobile app 1.0 version is so useful for cinematic movie-goers:

Tom Gromak of detroit news“…I feared that using the site to plan ahead would allow me to see spoilers that might ruin the experience. Worse, I worried that firing up the site on my iPhone’s Safari browser in the theater would raise the blood pressure of those sitting around me.

“But the iPhone app is well-thought. Its yellow and off-white text on a black background isn’t likely to get you tossed (or to get popcorn tossed at you). Like the website, you browse for the movie you’re seeing, and you’re presented with a series of times (displayed in terms of minutes into the movie) and cues (usually a line delivered by an actor) telling you when it’s safe to run and for how long. The app includes a timer for tracking your progress into the film. A planned update not yet implemented can even alert you by vibrating the phone as each potential bathroom break approaches.

He also calls the RunPee website and the entire idea “brilliant”…we like hearing that. And being called genius. It just never gets old. I mean, have you SEEN our In the News page? Yegads; in a good way. And keep those suggestions coming to improve the app for version 2.0 (all updates are free to you, of course).

Get your own RunPee app for only 99 cents! (links to iTunes RunPee page)