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Best time to go to the bathroom during a movie? RunPee has you covered.

Here's an app that slipped below the radar: RunPee. Yes, perhaps an oddly titled app, it's actually quite accurate to its purpose, which is to let you know the best time to take a bathroom break during the latest blockbuster movie at the cinemas.

The app is simple and to the point: it lists the latest films out in theaters, each film tells you the run time and three times to go during the movie. The first two "breaks" are positioned about 1/3 and 2/3 through the movie and provide cues to let you know that the scene is coming up.  While running back to the cinema, why not gander back at your phone and read what you're missing? Yup, someone has summarized the 4-5 minute interval you are given for you, so it'd be rude to not read it!

  • Every movie has a few scenes that either aren’t crucial to the plot, or can be easily summarized for you.
  • Every movie has a few minutes you can safely miss and not be lost when you sit back down.
  • We identify these times for you by watching the movie for ourselves.
  • RunPee provides you with both a cue to know when it's safe to leave, as well a summary of what you missed (no spoilers!).

RunPee adheres definitely adheres to the Metro design we love on Windows Phone, it's also fast and smooth to use, so we're more than pleased. Plus, this is actually useful, especially if you buy one of those "value" sodas like WPCentral reader Jim, who sent us this app reminder. (Thanks, Jim!)

The app is free and ad free in the Marketplace. You can pick it up here and have your bladder thank us later.

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

14 Comments
  • Great idea!
  • hah Nice. Gotta give a point for originality here.
  • This happened to me a few weeks ago and I ended up sitting through the whole thing because I didn't know when it was safe to miss 5 minutes. Excellent idea, though I wish I would have known about this app then.
  • Thanks for the great video review of the app!One little correction: the last peetime listed at the end of the movie is there to tell you if there is anything extra after the end credits are finished. We'll make this more clear in the update.Dan Florio, aka polyGeek, created the original website - RunPee.com - and the iPhone and Android apps. My friend Kelly White - Silvertail Software - created the WinMobile version. Note: Jordan Palmer and his brother Carson didn't create the app. Jordan is a partner with the software company RockLive - formerly RockSoftware - that created the iPhone app for me. I've since taken over all the development myself so they no longer have anything to do with it. But they did do a GREAT job getting some good PR for the app during HBOs "Hard Knocks".
  • Ha, My badAs a quick note, its Windows PHONE, not Mobile
  • I just installed it the other day. Definitely one of the more useful apps for me (I think it's caffeine that gets to me :P) that I wanted from iOS. Might get to try it out later today or tomorrow.
  • I have used this app since it was introduced on the iPhone 3G. It is a great idea. They have always had a mobile version of their site, http://m.runpee.com. I had reached out to the dev, and glad to see he kept true to his word of releasing close to the end of summer.
  • Nice idea. Possibly the yellow theme is a bit much though...
  • I just sent in a suggestion of adding a timer to vibrate to let you know when to go, and Kelly White got right back to me and let me know that it is something that is in the works already.
  • Yeah, should be possible in Mango with local notifications. Very cool.
  • Anybody wondering why this App asks to access my location information? There's no reasonable excuse as to why this App needs access to my GPS.
  • I think most of the apps that want your location for no good reason want it to target adds at you but I could be wrong.
  • Films playing in your area?
  • Brilliant!