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The 4 step plan towards a new normal has begun. Charities like EHAAT, Beatson Cancer Charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, St Giles Hospice, and RNIB have been developing 2021 fundraising campaigns that multiply revenue streams and reach new audiences. Everyone is emerging from lockdown at a different pace, both mentally and physically. There’s undeniable...
You may have heard of contactless fundraising technologies like QR codes and Near Field Communications (NFC).  They’ve been a lifeline for charities during the pandemic, enabling them to continue to fundraise at a distance. We’ve seen many more charities using QR codes in creative ways to engage supporters during lockdowns.  But did you know that...
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Cashless fundraising in 2021 – beyond the QR code During 2020 we observed digital transformation moving to the top of the agenda for charities. We saw increased demand for affordable and scalable cashless donations services watched as QR codes came of age, and contactless payments grew.  The QR code proved to be the perfect low-tech, low-cost...
If the traditional key fob is too boring for you, it’s now possible to unlock – even start – your car remotely via your smartphone. Provided you own a BMW or Hyundai that supports digital key technology that is. Digital key fobs use a technology that most people won’t have heard of called Ultra-Wide Band (UWB). The technology has been around for years,...
Head of Charity at Thyngs unlocks the key to success for fundraising in 2021  Laura-Fox-Newby, Head of Charity at Thyngs has revealed the secret to fundraising and it’s all about being open to innovation, no matter what size charity you are. She explains how charities can entwine their physical fundraising assets with a combination of...
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The Less-Cash, Contactless Future is Now We founded Thyngs on a vision of the future that’s playing out today. Where fewer people carry cash and commerce is accessible via nothing more than a smartphone.  In this future, charities would lose out without an easy and cost-effective cashless donations platform. We made it our mission to...
All smartphones can interact with NFC chips, but you should stay up-to-date with which phones interact with them out-the-box. Thyngs will do this for you. Know your smartphones for better engagement in 2021 Android Smartphones  Remembering what Android smartphones have NFC is easy. Because it’s all of them. All a donor has to do is...
All smartphones can interact with QR codes, but you should stay up-to-date with which phones interact with them out-the-box. Thyngs will do this for you. Know your smartphones for better engagement in 2021 If you have an iPhone with iOS11 or an Android 9 and newer, you can scan QR codes without needing an app....
Many more Macmillan supporters used cashless technology in 2020, and the figures will keep growing With Thyngs, you can fundraise even if you can’t be there in person. Thanks to NHS Track & Trace, QR codes have gone mainstream. This enabled Macmillan to create a successful Coffee Morning campaign despite the challenges of a pandemic. ...
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning (WBCM) is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event of the year, yet 2020 was a coffee morning like no other. Just when the Macmillan team was getting ready, the country went into lockdown and no-one knew at that point whether people would be able to attend an in-person event. Having run a cashless...
A quarter of charities predict a 25% decrease in donation income this year. 78% of these charities rely on Christmas fundraising. As the cold months draw in, the vulnerable become reliant on charitable services. Age UK, Social Bite and RSPCA are experiencing one of the highest demands yet. For charities to survive one of the...
Social Bite’s Festival of Kindness is a beacon of hope this year with its aim to provide essentials to people experiencing poverty and homelessness in the UK. Social Bite, a charity with a mission to end homelessness, partnered with Mitchells & Butlers venues in Scotland to fund Christmas meals and food packs for vulnerable people...
The holiday season is upon us, yet the pandemic persists. In-person fundraising events are still not possible, and people carry less cash for bucket donations. During this year, SSAFA was faced with these obstacles, and so the military charity turned to Thyngs for a digital makeover.  Thyngs was tasked with creating a new cashless donation...
Thanks to NHS Track & Trace, QR codes have gone mainstream. This is good news for charities looking for an easy and contactless way to engage supporters.   Only 3% of charities have included QR codes in their fundraising toolkit. We believe it’s because many charities need inspiration and help using them.  Here’s our guide to...
With doors closed once again it’s safe to assume disruption will continue well into next year. Charities will need a diversified and innovative approach to fundraising if they’re to survive these challenging times.   The good news is many charities adapted early this year by taking services online and investing in cashless payment tech. This solved the immediate...
When SSAFA approached us to help give their branches a digital makeover we were delighted to help. We were also eager to involve our two interns. As graduates from a local university, we wanted to give them some hands-on experience and the opportunity to head up a project of their own.     As part of a wider project, we’ve set them the challenge of designing a new cashless donation point...
Make your thyngs do more By choosing Thyngs, you’re already ahead when it comes to cashless fundraising. And you’re in good company. Macmillan Cancer Support, DKMS and ANZ Bank are just some of the businesses using Thyngs to collect cashless donations.  But, are you virtual fundraising confident? Are you using the system to its full potential, or could you...
Air Ambulance Week takes off today celebrating the life-saving work of the UK’s 20 air ambulance charities. Did you know the Air Ambulance is almost entirely funded by donations? The theme for Air Ambulance Week 2020 is ‘Because every second counts’. Air ambulance charities bring emergency department care directly to the side of patients who...
Today the Royal Air Force Museum announced an exciting new programme which offers members of the public the opportunity to adopt one of over 50 objects within the Museum’s collection. ‘Adopt an Artefact’ is a unique opportunity for everyone to be part of the RAF’s story, while raising contact-free funds for the RAF Museum. With...
Liya Gumusoz needs a bone marrow transplant by the end of July to survive but nobody on the register is a close enough match. Her only chance of survival is to find a blood stem cell donor. Only 2% of the UK population are on the blood stem cell donor register, and the number of...
A GDPR Compliant, Stress-Free Platform to Effectively Check-in Customers Software company ‘Thyngs’ to develop a secure, contact-free and GDPR compliant check-in solution for customers. Tested and trialled with Norwich Business Improvement District (Norwich BID), the solution is now available nationwide will allow hospitality businesses to digitally collect data about their customers, which will be shared...
The partnership ensures smaller businesses reopening from lockdown can offer safe and secure payments without the need for human contact London, UK, 7th July 2020 - Judopay, a leading mobile-first payments provider, today announced that it has partnered with Thyngs, the physical-digital marketing specialist, to offer touch-free cashless payment solutions to businesses across the hospitality...
Payment tech startup evolves ‘tap and go’ tool to help SME retailers, restaurants and cafes - faced with tackling £4billion loss of income across Europe - get back on the road to recovery. Thyngs - the physical-digital payment platform - has evolved its touch-free technology to deliver an instant order, pay and marketing solution that...
The Giving Room initiative launched by charity donation specialists Purple Pot and Thyngs Public-spirited business execs holding meetings and conferences on fast-growing video platforms - like Zoom – can turn these meetings into charity fundraising “events” using QR codes. The move is part of an appeal to raise £200,000 over the summer for NHS charities,...
Partnership enables faster card-linked donations via smartphone helping consumers support charities from home Thyngs, the physical-digital marketing specialist, has partnered with card-linking API provider Fidel to enable charities to earn more from Gift Aid donations.  The partnership aims to make it easier for consumers to maximise donations at a time when charities are at risk...
Thyngs partners with Charities Trust to rescue fundraising To help the charity sector and brands tackle the estimated £4.3bn of income loss which is expected over the coming 12 weeks, Thyngs - the physical-digital payment platform - has partnered with Charities Trust to help the charity sector by enabling any brand to raise funds via...
One-click consumerism, the ‘shop and go’ culture, has cemented its place in the future of commerce. According to a report from Access to Cash Review, in 2018 card payments in the UK overtook cash for the first time and became people’s preferred payment method, with one in ten adults in the UK becoming cashless. What’s...
Hi guys and welcome to Stronger Thyngs 💪 This content is here to give you an insight 💡 into how we are building our business stronger every day and hopefully enable you to do the same. It’s going to be a little different this week, not quite as serious or topic focused as our other...
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Good morning, Neil Garner here from Thyngs. Another day, another 2 questions If you’d prefer to view this content in its original form, check out the video from our YouTube channel here  https://youtube.com/watch?v=CDrllqFmtwY Q: "What obstacles do you face in taking your solutions into Europe and worldwide?" The great thing is we’re already operating worldwide. When we...
Good morning, Neil Garner here from Thyngs. We thought we would give you a few updates on what’s been going on and answer a few questions. Thanks again for huge support We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve been on Seedrs for a week and a half and reached 124% over-funding, so far! This is an...
Good morning, Neil Garner here from Thyngs. We thought would give you a few updates on what’s been going on, answer a few questions. Firstly, a huge thank you We’re very pleased the to announce we’ve been on Seedrs for literally less than a week and reached 120% over-funding! This is an incredible achievement and we could not...
Good morning, Neil Garner here from Thyngs. We thought we would give you a few updates on what's been going on and answer a few questions. Going live with Seedrs Campaign We're very pleased to announce that we’ve been on Seedrs for literally less than a week and reached 120% over-funding, already! This is an...
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96% funding already achieved within 24 hours on Seedrs We’re incredibly pleased to announce that we went live with our latest crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs yesterday, and within 24 hours we were already over 90% funded, and now 96%! 🚀 Click here for Thyngs on Seedrs and join the journey! Thyngs has had a massively exciting...
Open Banking solution demonstrated through partnership will enable fast, secure and efficient alternative to cash or card charity donations London, UK, 12 November 2019: Nuapay, a pioneer of open banking, announces its partnership with mobile technology platform, Thyngs, to help charities tackle the decline in donations due to reductions in consumer cash use. 🤲 The...
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Ready for the future of giving? In a New Zealand first from TBWA Group NZ, ANZ introduces the Smart Daffodil, an innovative development that shakes up donating this Daffodil Day. Launching as part of ANZ’s support of the Cancer Society of New Zealand & the Daffodil Day annual appeal. The Smart Daffodil and its cashless...

There is little doubt that the arrival of the internet has made a huge impact on the publishing industry. Amazon UK has long sold more Kindle ebooks than paperbacks and hardbacks combined, newspaper sales across the board have declined as more people go online for their news, and magazines seem to be closing down on

  Tech companies are thriving in the East of England and a key player in this ecosystem is Norwich-based near-field communication (NFC) technology platform Thyngs. A recent report by Tech Nation showed that the UK technology sector was punching above its weight on a global scale, with total venture capital investment in the industry reaching...

Industry events are the perfect opportunity to meet prospective clients, promote your brand and engage your existing customers. But they are costly to organise and host, so it’s vital that your attendees get the most out of your event. What’s key is that you get people in through the door, engage them when they’re there

Thyngs is teaming up with CDS Global to facilitate contactless payments for magazine subscriptions in the UK and Australia. CDS Global is the world leader in subscription management and will use Thyngs’ proximity payments technology to increase the ways in which people can subscribe to magazines. Subscription leaflets, inserts and packaging can be upgraded with...

Near-field communication (NFC) technology platform company Thyngs has been named as one of just 20 companies selected to join the UK Government-backed international Fintech Bridge pilot programme in Australia and Hong Kong. The 10-month schemes are designed to boost innovation in the sector and build on the Department for International Trade (DIT) and HM Treasury’s

The world is becoming increasingly connected and, with the global near-field communication (NFC) market expected to be worth more than $45bn by 2024, there’s never been a better time to invest in the contactless tech. The internet of things (IoT) envisages a world of connected devices that can collect and exchange data, meaning they can

A true cashless society has the potential to benefit everyone, says Thyngs CEO Neil Garner. The recent Access To Cash Review said that more than 8 million people in the UK – particularly the elderly and those in rural communities – would be left behind in a cashless society. It also called on the UK

Asian fast food chain Wasabi is using Thyngs technology to enable smart packaging that gives customers a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan. The competition celebrates the launch of Wasabi’s Home Bento range in Sainsbury’s supermarkets, which will see dishes such as Chicken Katsu Curry, Thai Green Curry and Sweet Chilli Chicken available

2018 proved a big year for near-field communication (NFC) technology, with Apple’s inclusion of NFC-reading capabilities in its latest iPhones proving a massive boost for the industry. So what does the future hold for this contactless tech? NFC is already used for frictionless payments, multimedia experiences, transport cards, and lots more. Thyngs’ NFC technology alone

Thyngs is one of just 20 early-stage tech companies selected to pitch at Tech Nation’s Rising Stars Grand Final. The proximity payments company made the cut after a successful Semi Final at the Barclays Eagle Labs in Manchester on 16-17 January. Here 33 start-ups had the opportunity to attend pitch training workshops and get mentoring

New York-based business development executive Adam Schneider is joining UK tech company Thyngs as Head of Thyngs, North America. Adam has extensive experience in the tech industry, holding key roles at Kontakt.io, Scanbuy and AdMob, among others. He joins Thyngs with a strong track record of building start-ups and first-to-market products into recognisable brands, alongside rapidly

With 2018 rapidly coming to a close, here we celebrate the best Thyngs has had to offer throughout the year. Thyngs’ near-field communication (NFC) technology provides innovative contactless payment and customer engagement solutions for companies, charities and individuals alike. It also offers an analytics platform, meaning you can measure the success of your off- and

Proximity payments company Thyngs is looking to expand its services into Australia and the Asian market by securing the expertise of Sydney-based Jamie Conyngham. Jamie is joining the board of Thyngs, thanks to his knowledge gleaned as an innovation expert, tech entrepreneur and start-up CEO. Among other positions, he has been CEO and co-founder of

With NFC technology (Near Field Communication) now available in most smartphones, both consumers and retailers alike are aware of the benefits of using it for quick and easy payments. But the technology offers retailers so much more than that. The “tap and go” technology can be used to help transform every stage of the retail

Check these bits of kit out first before you replace your entire staff fleet with robots.  Technology is playing an increasingly crucial role in how fast food restaurants and others in the hospitality industry operate, improving their customer service, efficiency and profit margins. Using clever apps and systems, quick service restaurants (QSRs) of all kinds

The Royal British Legion has teamed up with proximity payments company Thyngs on its 2018 Pub Quiz campaign, to make it even easier for people to support the Armed Forces community this November. With 2018 marking 100 years since the end of the First World War, The Royal British Legion is urging people to hold

With background near-field communication (NFC) tagging now available on both iOS and Android, here are some of the weird and wonderful things you can do with this technology. 1) Turn a football shirt into a fan zone Chelsea fans with the team’s third kit for the 2018/2019 season can unlock exclusive content such as playlists

Tech savvy and money conscious, Generation Z are expected to account for 40% of all US consumers by 2020 – making them a key market for any retailer. And one of the best ways that a company can capture the attention of this fast-moving consumer group is by offering a dynamic and engaging loyalty programme. The

UPDATE: 25th September, Apple announced that the new iPhones, (the XS and XR) will have NFC reading capabilities in the background, meaning you don't need an app or to even unlock the phone to read NFC tags. We've put together some videos to show you exactly how quickly is works. TO see what you can...

The new iPhone XS and XS Max were released today, and here at Thyngs we couldn’t wait to get our hands on one to see how well background NFC tag reading would work. We weren’t disappointed. Check out the videos from our Twitter timeline below. Everyone's been wondering if background #NFC reading on the new

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership that will enable The Sourcing Team’s customers to add mobile engagement technology and cashless payments to their promotional products after we signed a joint partnership deal. The Sourcing Team is an ethical promotional merchandise company which designs and sources branded marketing products. Its clients range from major charities to

For those who don’t religiously follow Apple’s every uttering (we have no choice), yesterday was a big day for the tech giant’s early adopters, as it announced three new iPhone models (the Xs, Xs Max, and the XR). But hidden away in the details was an important piece of functionality that we predict will make

Thyngs is delighted to announce that it is just one of 20 early-stage companies selected for Tech Nation’s first fintech growth programme. In 2017, investment in fintech reached record levels and this year is set to be even higher with the UK now widely regarded as the global leader in fast-maturing fintech companies. The programme is a

Loyalty programmes are designed to influence consumers’ behaviour, encourage them to spend more and increase repeat visits. But how can you tell if yours is actually working? One of the most common ways of measuring the success of a rewards scheme is to calculate the redemption rate. This is the percentage of loyalty points that

Loyalty cards can be a great way to drive business and market your services, but the era of stamping a card at the till could soon be over. Reward schemes can certainly help companies build brand loyalty, retain customers and increase frequent sales by encouraging people to return to the store: ‘Buy 10 coffees and

Most people today don’t know that only three percent of GDP is online. That’s why we’re excited to join the Stripe Partner Program to increase internet commerce and help companies start, run, and scale their businesses. By joining the program, our mutual customers will now benefit from the combination of Thyngs’s connected payments and cashless donations solutions and

Quick-service restaurants provide tasty food in a speedy and efficient manner for hungry customers on the go. But being in a rush should not mean that regular diners miss out on being rewarded for their loyalty. Reward schemes have been commonplace across the retail sector for many years, and membership figures are high: a survey

Ever wondered what a university innovation event, charity mud challenge, football club and Aston Martin cars have in common? Read on to find out. It has been a very busy few months here at Thyngs, with our solutions being used to bring so many diverse events around the country to life. Here’s a quick round-up

The emergence of contactless payment technology over the past decade has opened up exciting fundraising opportunities for charities and the voluntary sector, enabling donations to be collected from a new, tech-savvy generation. A trial last year by Barclaycard underlined the potential of the shift in behaviour and technology, with the average contactless donation being three

Thyngs are on the look-out for an A-game Software Developer to join our growing team. Join us at the early stages of the Thyngs journey and help shape the future of the business. Role As Lead Developer, you will take a key role in developing the Thyngs SaaS platform. You will work with a small

Quick-service restaurants provide tasty food in a speedy and efficient manner for hungry customers on the go. But being in a rush should not mean that regular diners miss out on being rewarded for their loyalty. Reward schemes have been commonplace across the retail sector for many years, and membership figures are high. A survey...

Wasabi, the sushi and bento restaurant chain, is ditching mobile apps in its first ever customer loyalty promotion launching Monday 30 April across its Central London outlets. Instead of being asked to download an app, which creates unnecessary friction in the user experience, customers will simply be able to tap or scan a smartcard with

We’re delighted to announce that The Big Issue Foundation will be adding our three-tap mobile donation technology to its website, fundraising appeals, direct marketing campaigns, and collecting tins. Using our free Good Thyngs platform, supporters will be able to donate within a matter of seconds simply by scanning the Foundation’s unique QR code, choosing an amount, and donating

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they would like anyone wishing to mark the occasion of their wedding consider making a donation to charity rather than sending a wedding gift. Thyngs is delighted that one of our clients, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, has been chosen as one of the seven charitable organisations personally selected

In UK charity sector first, air ambulance replaces one-off card payments with recurring Apple Pay and Google Pay subscriptions Allows supporters to join the popular lottery with a smartphone tap and a fingerprint Launch campaign will see 1,700 ‘Only The Brave’ medals prompt friends and family to join and win up to £1,000 each week

Today we’re launching a new service that allows registered charities in the UK to take instant donations from supporters by scanning a special code with their smartphone. Good Thyngs gives any UK charity, regardless of size, a low-risk way of accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal donations and allows donors to give quickly and easily

We are delighted to announce that the founder of healthy-eating restaurant chain Tossed, Vincent McKevitt, along with the company’s financial director Neil Sebba, has invested in our funding round on Crowdcube. Tossed – which itself raised almost £1.3m through crowdfunding in 2015 – was the first hospitality business in Europe to go completely cashless, swapping

Thyngs, a mobile marketing and commerce platform, is helping the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust increase awareness and support of its hospital charity by powering a series of NFC (near-field communication) ‘smart’ posters, ID cards, and vinyl stickers that allow visitors to donate with a simple tap of a smartphone. The posters

From iOS version 11, the iPhone camera can automatically detect and interpret QR codes (we’ve already written about this at length). For some people, however, upgrading to the latest greatest version of their phone’s operating system is neither a priority nor a possibility (iOS 11 can only be installed on 64-bit devices, which rules out

Congratulations. You waited patiently for Apple’s latest operating system update, iOS 11, to appear on your phone. You backed up (you did back up, didn’t you?), downloaded, cleared some storage space (again), downloaded again, and bit your fingers while that black screen eventually revealed the familiar Apple logo (it did, right?). But now what? Well,

Unless you’ve been hiding yourself under a bushel the last 24 hours, Apple’s announcement yesterday of the iPhones 8 and X, and Apple Watch 3, may not have escaped your notice. Whilst the focus was on hardware, three less-prominent developments should have marketers in a tailspin. Augmented Reality (AR) Creating augmented reality experiences and content

Earlier this year, Apple revealed that it would support near-field communication (NFC) tags in iOS 11. The significance of the announcement did not go unnoticed: Paula Hunter, executive director of the NFC Forum pointed out that an additional 2 billion people in the world would now have an NFC reader available in their pocket to

Thyngs, the mobile proximity platform, today announced the addition of PayPal to its payment options for businesses taking cashless mobile payments via its platform. Thyngs will add PayPal as a new core payment method for businesses using its tap and scan cashless payment solutions on items such as product packaging and direct mail, and in

At a time when nearly half of marketers say that connecting digital and physical customer experiences is “selective at best”, tying online marketing to offline actions such as in-store visits and sales remains something of a measurement Holy Grail. In the quest for better online to offline measurement, we might also want to improve how

Apple’s intention to support NFC tag reading and QR code scanning has put the spotlight back on contactless interaction. Whilst the developer community gets to grips with Apple’s implementation, organisations may need to rethink their approach towards these not-so-new technologies as they finally become ubiquitous across all smartphone platforms. Businesses – and marketers in particular – should resist the temptation

Hidden inside Apple’s 2-hour developer conference yesterday were two announcements that should bring a sigh of relief to anyone with an interest in creating connections between the physical world and digital content and services. Amongst many other improvements to the iOS operating system, the next version (available in Autumn) will include NFC reader mode and

The UK Government’s G-Cloud initiative allows public sector bodies to easily access cloud-based services from a range of vendors, without the need to undergo a tender process. Two of the lots available, Cloud Software and Cloud Support, have been awarded to Thyngs. Thyngs has been awarded a place on the UK Government Digital Marketplace under the G-Cloud 9

In April we announced a partnership with Angal to streamline cashless donations for our clients, enabling them to turn collection boxes into mobile donation points. Offering an affordable alternative to contactless terminals, Angal’s collecting boxes can now be supplied with our contactless mobile donation technology already embedded. Supporters simply scan or tap the special labels with their smartphone to

Thyngs is pleased to announce the appointment of Niall Cook as head of marketing, in a move designed to capitalise on the firm’s success to date and accelerate growth over the next 12 months. He will be responsible for all aspects of Thyngs’ marketing and communications, focusing on driving awareness and adoption of the company’s mobile proximity platform, products

Angal to pioneer cashless charity collection boxes in the UK Partnership makes it quick and easy for charities to benefit from cashless giving Technology will pay for itself with the first £1 donation Angal, a leading provider of fundraising solutions, and Thyngs, a mobile hardware and software platform, today announced a partnership that will see

Technology transforms existing collection boxes into cashless donation points Allows any charity to accept Apple Pay without specialist knowledge or support Offers the ease and speed of contactless payments without the expense Leading regional cancer charity among the first to benefit Thyngs, a mobile technology platform, today announced the integration of Apple Pay into its

Our newest recruit, Anna, used Thyngs to keep in touch with her family back in Germany. Here’s how she did it…  The First International Thyngs – The Idea It has been three months since I started at Thyngs, but my family back in Germany still keep asking me what I do for work on ‘The

This Autumn, the Thyngs team got a little bigger. We now have our first full-time project manager, Anna! We’ve had some of our biggest projects so far, and we wouldn’t have got them off the ground without her. Here’s a bit about her, and how she feels about working at Thyngs… I did my Bachelors

Thyngs CEO, Neil Garner chats to video journalists in this interview piece about the inspiration behind the tech, plus how it works. Want to know more about Thyngs, see some examples in action, and learn about who we’ve worked with so far?  Check out the video below!  

Proudly supporting Royal British Legion  If you’ve read our most recent blog post, you’ll know that Thyngs are proudly supporting the Royal British Legion’s 2016 Poppy Appeal. We’ve partnered with Worldpay to enable mobile donations at a number of RBS branches across the UK, including our local branch of NatWest on London Street, Norwich. If

No money? No problem.  Money is changing - and we're not just talking about the new fiver with Churchill on it. According to research from MasterCard, over 43% of people keep less cash on their person than they did just two years ago.  In fact, the average Briton keeps less than £5 in their wallet...

Earlier this month, we took on a work experience student from Norwich’s City College for the week. Alejandro is a keen IT student, so he was interested to see what it’s like working at a digital tech company like Thyngs. Here’s how he got on… My name is Alejandro, I’m 18 and I study at

Shop ’til you drop  Here at Thyngs, we’re always thinking about the different ways technology can improve our everyday lives. Retail is no different. One reason we’re particularly interested in this area of tech is that a lot of retailtech is phygital. Although the option to shop online has been available for a while, shoppers are reluctant to

Since Thyngs launched in the spring, we’ve been working with some wonderful organisations on projects to transform their ordinary objects into points you can connect to, using your smart phone. Using the Thyngs technology to bridge the gap between the real and the digital world has helped various organisations showcase their fabulous work. The summer was

Connected cocktails and slick soirees  Anyone that’s ever organised an event for their company knows just how much hard work is involved. As well as finalising a guest list, hiring a venue, and arranging transport, there are a lot of ‘added extras’ that can’t be forgotten. The right entertainment, signage, and promotional materials can make

How connected tech can make your work day better  Connected careers According to our old friend Wikipedia, the Internet of Things (IOT) is defined as “the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.” We like to

Digital + Physical = Phygital  It’s no secret that physical experiences are more engaging and memorable than digital ones. Rewarding life events rarely involve looking at a screen. But, we’ll admit that digital tech offers some useful opportunities. For example, the ability to communicate information quickly, and record user data. We believe real-world experiences become even better by combining them with interactive

In preparation for the Grand Norwich Duck Race 2016, the Thyngs creatives rolled up their sleeves and rattled their brains to come up with what the Thyngs duck would look like. One of the main inspirations was The Terminator, sort of an icon for new technology. It represents a thyng – something that looks ordinary but...

We were delighted to see that Charity Digital News have produced an article on the launch of our app and partnerships with charities. Charities are very aware of how both digital and physical world activities can help them connect with supporters and beneficiaries. We’re helping them turn their physical objects (such as charity buckets and

Norwich locals will know that for one day a year, the River Wensum is populated with giant, wildly decorated rubber ducks. The Grand Norwich Duck Race helps raise money for young people’s charity, Break. This year, the race is on Sunday 28 August, and Thyngs are getting involved. To help support our friends at Break,

Thyngs CEO, Neil Garner, has done it again.  Here he is in the Eastern Daily Press after chatting to journalist, Doug Faulkner, at our partner preview event last Thursday.  Not only that, he was quite the model posing next to a couple of our Thyngs. Within the article you can find an introduction to us,

After months of hard work designing, creating, and coding the digital interactions behind Thyngs, we were finally ready to show it all off at our partner preview event on 4th August at Whitespace, Norwich. As well as demonstrating how Thyngs work, and showcasing some examples of how they've been used so far, our guests also...

Our fearless leader, Neil Garner, recently chatted to a journalist from the Eastern Daily Press about the global trend of Pokemon Go. The article looked at how tech-savvy businesses could use the app to entice customers to their premises. While the Thyngs team is impressed with the augmented reality technology used in Pokemon Go, we’re

We’re chuffed to bits to announce that Thyngs has been named as a member of Future50’s class of 2016. Every year, Future50 picks 50 organisations from Norfolk and Suffolk that they believe are ‘ones to watch’. Now in its eighth year, Future 50 has 250 members, including big names like Foolproof, Gnaw Chocolate, Go Ape,

Thyngs partnered with several Norfolk charities to help them capture the attention of visitors to this year’s Royal Norfolk Show. Thyngs helped provide the perfect physical/digital interaction to create memorable experiences for visitors to several local charity stands, including YMCA Norfolk, The Big C, and Nelson’s Journey. Each of the charities used Thyngs to create

Hello. We’re Thyngs. Thyngs is a new UK startup, that connects everyday physical objects with digital services, easily accessed through a mobile device. We believe physical, real world experiences are more exciting, rewarding, and memorable than digital ones. Thyngs exists to make your real wold experiences even better, by seamlessly connecting them to your digital