There’s nothing like being prepared for an emergency, but we’ll leave it to you to figure out what circumstances the Premier Inn Mobile app for iPhone, Android, Nokia and Blackberry will be useful for.

The app comes courtesy of Britain’s biggest chain of cheap hotels and it not only lets you find which one of the 590 across the country is nearest to you, but also see if there any vacancies and even book a room — after you’ve checked out a photo first, of course. And, as befits Premier Inn’s slogan of “Everything’s Premier but the price”, the app is free for each of the four smartphones.

[Premier Inn]