Tuesday
December 27
2016

Looking For A Bathroom? Google Will Take You There – If You’re In India!

Making its official debut late last week in the states of Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, the app is currently about as bare bones as it gets, offering only directions to the closest toilet. But moving forward, it hopes to do even more, including informing users as to the cleanliness of the facilities, the style of toilet, and whether or not you’ll have to pay when you get there.

“When you search for “public toilet” on Google Maps in an area where the service is available, you’ll see a list of restrooms near you, including the respective address and opening hours,” Sanket Gupta, product manager of Google Maps India, said at a launch event in Delhi. “For instance, if you’re traveling on the National Highway 8 in Gurugram, locating a public toilet can be challenging and most often the only option is going to nearby restaurants and cafes. Having this information handy can make things much easier.”

Source: Digital Trends (link opens in a new window)

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global health, healthcare technology, mobile applications, public health