A mobile app has been developed to send texts to pub goers telling them when to go home.

Researchers at Victoria University in Australia have created the app, named Mobile Intervention for Drinking in Young People (catchy, eh?), to reduce binge drinking amongst students.

It works by sending users an hourly questionnaire during their night out, in which they are asked to rate their alcohol consumption, spending, location and mood.

Based on the answers, users receive tailored texts, such as "Do you have work tomorrow?" and "What time do you intend on going home?"

The app will be used by researchers to determine how effective it is in controlling drinking among other groups of young people in Australia.

The study will look at how text messages can be fine-tuned before, during and after drinking events.

The app is not available in the UK.