Getting your period is a pain — especially when you're unprepared. Have you been at the gym or coffee shop when that “time of the month” hits and you don't have any supplies on hand? Don’t panic — Spotting! is here to get you the help you need.
Spotting! is a location-based application that lets users ask other people in their area for menstrual hygiene products. You can submit requests to let nearby Spotters know you need a helping hand, or you can check the map to see if there's anyone you can assist.
Periods are a pain, so let's work together to make them hurt a little less.
Need a tampon, pad, or liner? Submit a request to let nearby Spotters know you could use some help.
There's no login or sign-up process: all it takes it a few taps and your request is ready to be answered.
See a request in your area? If you've got what they need, you can help them out of a tough spot.
Click on the map marker to see the details of a request: what the user wants, where they are, and what they look like.
Don't worry about having the app open all the time!
Spotting! will send you a notification when you are near an open request.
Lindsey is developer in the Bay Area who created Spotting! because she wants to help make periods a little less uncomfortable. You can learn more about Lindsey and her other projects at