A new Mandurah app is surprising locals about their own backyard

Packed with surprises: Daniel Goodin's app Plan-et is surprising locals with ideas about things to do in Mandurah. Photo: Richard Polden.
Packed with surprises: Daniel Goodin's app Plan-et is surprising locals with ideas about things to do in Mandurah. Photo: Richard Polden.

A new app is opening the eyes of Mandurah residents to local places they never knew existed despite many living in the area their whole life.

Plan-et app founder Daniel Goodin said there’s a rock climbing place in an industrial part of Mandurah that has people talking because so many were surprised they didn’t know it was there.

“Even close by in Fremantle there are escape rooms where players have 60 minutes to solve a series of clues and puzzles to escape, a new craze that’s sweeping Western Australia,” he said.

“When Plan-et users open the app it shows where they are on a map and what is around them, as businesses have listed themselves on it.

“Users see a series of icons on the screen alerting them to restaurants, entertainment, sales that are happening in shops and accommodation.

“People can also use Plan-et to find out what’s happening within a set distance from where they are – and they can also see the cost and timeframe of what’s on offer.”

Mr Goodin said with Mothers’ Day just around the corner he was hoping Plan-et would make it easy to find a special place for breakfast, lunch or dinner or to find gift ideas.