App helps 100k people locate nearest public toilet / Published in Global Times

A China cloud platform has helped 100,000 people find the nearest public bathrooms when they were in need, but citizens called for an improvement in the environment.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development launched the platform in November 2017, the platform’s director, who requested anonymity, told the Global Times on Wednesday.

More than 100,000 users nationwide have registered on the app, which has helped them find a public bathroom over 500,000 times, data the director provided shows.

China has launched a “toilet revolution” campaign to regulate the country’s public toilets and make them cleaner, and the cloud platform is part of the campaign.

The app would automatically locate the user on a map and …

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