An iPhone app developed in New York aims to use social networking to help people find friendly homeowners with available bathrooms when nature calls.

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The developers of the "CLOO" app, which is named for the words "community" and "loo," said on their Web site it allows urban dwellers to set up networks of friends and friends of friends to turn "any private bathroom into a public bathroom," the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

Bathroom seekers can pay a small fee to the homeowner online for access to the bathroom, the Web site states.

The company said it aims to solve "the problem of too-few easily accessible restrooms."

Some New Yorkers said they are resistant to the idea.

"My bathroom is my space, and I don't want anyone else messing around in there," Kaes Vanth, 25, told the Daily News.