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The RunPee app exists to improve your movie-going experience. The database is updated weekly, whenever wide-release films open in theaters -- to tell you the best times to run and pee, without missing the best scenes. Of course, we provide a synopsis with each Peetime, so you will know exactly what you missed while you're gone. There is no other information like this in the entire world. We have over 1,300 movies in our database, and more added every week by our family.

How does it work? The built-in Timer will alert you, by discreet vibration, when a Peetime is coming -- so you don't have to worry about bothering the people around you in the theater. Now you can relax and enjoy the movie...without wondering when to take a break. You never have to sit down again and ask, "What did I miss?"

The movie's over... Or is it?
RunPee will let you know, for FREE, and without the bother of any advertisements. We tell you what extra scenes are coming and when, and if they are worth staying for. Lots of people (world-wide!) rely on this feature alone. :-)

Running Late
If you're running behind, our app will tell you what you missed in the first three minutes. Like our Peetimes, this unique information is not available anywhere else.

3D User Poll
See what other users think about the 3D quality of a movie, to help you decide if you want to spend the extra cash on the glasses. Some movies really put attention into their 3D...our users tell you if it's just a money-grab.

After 9 years, we're really good at what we do. Our long-time users love us! We think you will too.

 Free in iOS App Store


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Version History

Launched Jul 21, 2011 (almost 8 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 2 months, on average.

May 05
Version 5.0.1

* Minor bug fixes that mostly apply to new installs
* Existing users: the "Peeple's Poll" animated button will stop animating after pressing it the first time

Apr 05
Version 5.0

All new MovieMeme feature: draw and write on any movie poster to share with friends.
* New design for the Movie Info Screen.
* Peeple's Poll now gives you the option to hide the poll results until after you have voted.
* Option to sign out, for instances when you need to reinstall the app and sign in with the wrong email address.
* New ratio for video advertisements: three videos = one Peecoin. (Sorry, the ads don't make a fraction of what is needed to support the app.)

Jan 23
Version 4.9.6

Fixes a bug where Peecoins could be earned and recorded in the database, but not immediately displayed in the interface.

Jan 17
Version 4.9.2

Bug Fixes
*Fixes a bug involving the app restart while the Timer is running.
* Timer updates properly after device wakes.
* Removed the Daily Quote feature.
* etcetera.

Dec 12
Version 4.9

*Improved UX for the Peeple's Poll: the charts are much easier to interpret.
*Daily Quote: get a new 'sharable' movie quote each day.
*Bug fixes, to numerous to list.

Oct 24
Version 4.8.3

Bug fix for the built in Timer: using the "Adjust Time" feature caused Peetime notifications to be sent at wrong time.

Oct 05
Version 4.8

Improved Social Sharing options.
Minor bug fixes to the Peeple's Poll

Jun 30
Version 4.7

Alert Peetimes: Get a special alert for Peetimes that may contain torture, animal cruelty, violent sex, etc. Visit the Peetimes screen (any movie) to learn more.

Jun 02
Version 4.6

The built in Timer worked pretty good, but there were a few bugs here and there so I rebuilt it from scratch. It looks pretty much the same, but now you see both the time elapsed (on the left) and the time remaining (on the right) of the movie progress bar.

May 02
Version 4.5

User Movie Ratings: Now you can add *your* movie rating to films you see — and view ratings from other RunPee fans. Of course, the RunPee app takes it one step beyond: see a subset of grades based on fans with the same gender and approximate age as yourself.

The RunPee app now also allows fans using the built in Timer an option to add their expected rating before the flick begins.This way, you can see if a movie is better (or worse) than people expect. This should be most...enlightening... :-)

Apr 14
Version 4.4

New sharing options. You can now share the movie posters to your favorite forms of social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, even email and SMS.

Apr 11
Version 4.3.1

-Featured Movies: The Movie List now contains a small number, 3-4 max, of featured movies at the top of the list. This way you don't have to scroll to find a popular movie, weeks, or months, after it was released.

Feb 10
Version 4.0

-You no longer need to view an advertisement before seeing the Peetimes for a movie. Now *you* choose when you want to see ads.
-New "Movie Info" screen with: movie poster, movie genres, rating description, and more.
-Find out if there is anything extra during, or after, the end credits *without ever* seeing an advertisement.
-Infinity Peecoin: a one time purchase that gives you ad free access to all the Peetimes, for every movie, for... Infinity.

Jul 26
Version 3.3.5

* Option to subscribe to the RunPee service and remove advertisements.
* Option to navigate between the synopses when using the Timer.

May 22
Version 3.3.01

Removes the ad that displays when the app starts up. (Coming very soon, option to subscribe and remove all ads.)

Aug 25
Version 3.2.42

New and improved ad with a DARK background theme–much less intrusive.

Aug 24
Version 3.2

New opening ad that is much darker than previous version.

Jun 20
Version 3.1.102

Fixes a bug that disabled sharing your thoughts, reviews, movie poster, etc., on Twitter. (Sorry, Facebook sharing is still disabled.)

May 09
Version 3.1.91

Fixed a bug that disabled sharing on Twitter.

May 06
Version 3.1.9

Bug fixes.

Dec 18
Version 3.0.0

Fixes bug with Timer notification system.
Fixes bug with Facebook sharing.

Sep 18
Version 2.10.6

The movie rating (G, PG, PG-13, R) is now displayed next to the movie title. (Go to the settings in the top-right of the Movie screen to enable.)

Ability to adjust the Timer after it has started, just in case you forgot to start it when the movie began.

May 29
Version 2.9.1

Improved movie search.
Movie search -- accessed from the menu at top-right of movie screen -- searches all movies in the RunPee database, instead of just those from the past 3 months.

The search results are also improved. Searching for "Avengers" will return: Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Avengers, and Captain America: The First Avenger. So you don't have to remember the exact title of the movie you're searching for. Just a partial title will work.

Fixes a bug on the DVD Alert screen where the email input box displayed black text on a black background -- text is now white.

May 01
Version 2.8.3

Fixes a bug with the Timer: restarting the app while the timer is running will return you to the timer screen with the time adjusted appropriately.

The tabs on the Timer screen now indicate if a peetime is "recommended" (green), "emergency" (red), or default (yellow).

Apr 11
Version 2.8.1

The RunPee app checks the remote database for new movies each time you start the app. With this update if your phone is unable to connect to the servers you'll see a screen alerting you to the problem and how best to fix it.

The brief peetime summaries -- example: We recommend this peetime because there is no plot or character development -- are now located with their prospective peetimes instead of being grouped together at the top of the screen.

Nov 19
Version 2.7.4

Two bug fixes:
* Remove the ad from view when pressing the "back" button from the Peetimes screen.
* Removing the badge "1" from the app icon when the Timer is used.

Nov 14
Version 2.7.3

3D voting
View what other RunPee app users think about the 3D quality of the movie your about to see and submit your own vote to help others decide if they want to see a movie in 3D or not.

Aug 12
Version 2.6.0

Local Notifications. If you use the Timer during a movie you're familiar with vibrations that alert you before each Peetime. Now you can also get Local Notifications - default is on - in your status bar before each Peetime. Please check out the Timer Settings and Timer Help screens to learn more.

Google analytics tracking has been added. The tracking is completely anonymous. However, if you wish you can disable it from the Preferences. (Movies> Menu> Preferences)

Fixed bug with 1st 3 minutes.

Jul 21
Version 2.5.0

* Fixes the RottenTomatoes.com screen. (Broke due to an API change.)

* Improved social media integration. Now you can share your feelings about a movie and attach the movie poster to your Tweet/Facebook update.

* Moved the "Tips" info to the movie update screen. Now you'll have something to read while the database is being updated.

* A few UX/UI changes.

* Removed the "Flip to start Timer" feature because it isn't supported on iOS devices.

* Hopefully more bugs fixed than created. :-)

* FYI, there are no ads in this update. There is a sponsor added to the splash screen but you have sit through that while the app starts anyway.

Note: There may be ads in the RunPee app regardless of whether you paid for it or got it for free. The ongoing cost and effort of updating the Peetime database means that a $1 lifetime fee for the app won't work long term. I apologize for not being crystal clear on this in the past but paid apps are not by rule ad free.

Jun 11
Version 2.4.1

* Removes ad shown during app startup for international users.

* Adds "Flip phone to start Timer" feature. This allows you to start the Timer without the phone being awake.

* Redesigned UI for the Movie screen that is more consistent with the recently redesigned Peetime screen.

May 30
Version 2.3.1

* Redesign of the Peetimes screen
* Easily change font-size through app
* Highlight of which Peetime is recommended.
* UI that displays how long each Peetime lasts.
* Much more...

Feb 13
Version 2.2.0

* Fixed Timer Vibration (Sorry, I accidentally disabled it during the previous update.)
* Changed the vibration pattern ( ..-..-.. ) so that users can distinguish it from text message alerts.
* A few minor UI and bug fixes.
* Added a quick link to the bottom of the Peetimes page for users to email me with questions, comments or suggestions.

Jan 15
Version 2.1.2

Another try and fixing the iOS 7 status bar overlay issue. This fix adds a 22 pixel gap at the top of the app for ALL versions of iOS.

Jan 09
Version 2.1.1

Fixes bug in iOS 7 where status bar overlays the top of the app.

Dec 13
Version 2.1.0

* Minor UX enhancements.

* Adds new "Get Email Alert" feature when a movie is released to DVD/Blue Ray.

Apr 22
Version 2.0.0

* Improved UX
* Minor customization features added in the options. * In app tour of the features

Dec 14
Version 1.4.6

The ONLY change is to enable fullscreen on the iPhone 5.

Dec 09
Version 1.4.5

The ONLY change to this version is to add support for the new iPhone 5 screensize.

Nov 10
Version 1.4.1

Adds specific "Start Timer Cues" to the Timer screen for new movies. No more guess work on when to start the Timer.

Jul 18
Version 1.3.2


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