In this day and age, simply waiting for an ice cream van to turn up feels a bit… 20th century.

Thankfully, a new app has been launched that saves gelato gluttons the trouble of listening out for clanging renditions of O Sole Mio. The imaginatively named ‘Ice Cream Van Tracker’ lets users know when a van is nearby - possibly putting the vans at risk of lolly stick-ups orchestrated by the greedy.

The app does also work in drivers’ favour, allowing them to plan dairy drive-bys at opportune moments. Mine’s a 99!