About City of London
The City Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK.
A major problem in the City of London is the lack of public conveniences; the City of London Corporation who manages the Square Mile devised a scheme where members of the public could use retail outlets, pubs and restaurants free of charge.
Our task was to enable people to find these toilets – there are no way-marker signs to follow.
We have developed an Augmented Reality feature which overlays GPS markers over the scene being viewed through the mobile device’s screen, indicating the toilets location and facilities. The App auto-updates at 2am every night, adjusting opening times, or if an establishment is closed for refurbishment etc. then members of the public are not sent to an unusable loo.
When in the City of London, with the App running you simply hold your mobile device up in front of you and the icons show the direction to walk in. Keep the icon in the centre of your screen and watch the distance countdown until you reach the toilet’s location.