Offbeat

By Becca Husselbee 

A company has created an app providing party animals with emergency supplies such as alcohol and condoms delivered straight to their front door.

DrinksApp is a new service that provides a selection of beverages and extras such as condoms, phone chargers and even a beer pong set and can be ordered from the comfort of your own home.

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The founders spotted a gap in the market for the service and in the hope it will help decrease drink-driving rates as people opt to stay at home inside.

You can buy from the companies website or app by adding items to your basket and paying with your card or through PayPal and purchases will be delivered to the address.

The service, which launched on December 1, is available between 10 pm till 2 am, Sunday to Thursday and 10 pm till 5 pm, Friday and Saturday, meaning that the party never has to end.

Customers can buy anything from Vodka to champagne, including beer, whiskey and rum, with free delivery on orders over £20 and drivers aiming to be at your door in 60 minutes.

Drivers ID all customers on the doorstep to make sure all is above board and anyone who is refused service is charged an extra £5 to deter underage drinkers.

Founders Max Smith and Nick Metson have launched the app in Essex, covering Basildon, Billericay, Laindon, Vange, Langdon Hills, Pitsea, Noak Bridge and Wickford.

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Max said: “Nick pointed out that there were limited options for late night delivery services dedicated to alcohol in Essex.

“We conducted market research and identified a vast potential, not only for Essex but nationwide.

“We added condoms based on the response from our research.

“Various people suggested that condoms, as well as phone chargers, would make a good addition as convenience items.

“Safe sex is important and if we can help, I feel that is a positive thing.

“Students will be targeted through advertising during weekdays, whereas the weekends are more general.”

The creators hope to launch the app across the UK and will be available on both Google Play and the App store