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Find Out What You Can Do This Weekend (Within The Rules) With The ‘Can I Go Here?’ App

By Ben Tyers
7th Aug 2020

The Can I Go Here app in action on an iPhone.

With a 5km radius travel restriction currently imposed on Melburnians, it's going to be a tough weekend ahead.

The rules for leaving your home are simple, and you should only do so if you absolutely have to.

Those rules again are:

  1. to shop for food and essential goods or services
  2. to provide care, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical treatment
  3. to exercise or for outdoor recreation
  4. for work or study, if you can't do it from home

The Can I Go Here app in action on an iPhone.To help you get through the next six weeks of lockdown, Jon Meyers, a developer at Up Bank has created a web app called 'Can I Go Here?'.

It's super easy to use, just head to the URL, type in your address into the "I live here" box, and where you want to go in the "Can I go here" box and it will give you a yes, or no answer—along with helpful emojis as well.

"Up has such an awesome culture around sharing. Every Friday different people demo cool stuff they have been working on, work-related and personal which is so inspiring," said Meyers.

"It was fun building such a time-critical app, as the focus really shifted from implementing every feature perfectly to getting something out to the public as quickly as possible and learning from the feedback."

"The code is a mess and something I probably wouldn't link to on a resume,  but consumers don't care about what the code looks like. They don't care about which framework or particular syntax you used. They just care about whether is solves that particular problem."

Want to give Up Bank a go? Each person that signs up with the code URBAN10 will have $10 added to their new Up account. Silly not to miss out.

Find out where you can go this weekend here.

Keep up to date with the latest restrictions in Melbourne here.

Editor's note: Urban List editors independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. Urban List has affiliate partnerships, and we receive a referral fee for each customer that successfully signs up to Up banking using the above invite code or affiliate link. Only one invite code can be used per customer and codes cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Up reserves the right to stop this promotion at any time.

Image credit: Ben Tyers

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