Making it easy for charities, venues, and others to harness smartphone technology, Thyngs transforms passive objects and locations into connected experiences.

Small, but with a bright future, the company provides user-friendly hardware and software.

Products like QR codes and Bluetooth beacons are suddenly usable without expensive specialist knowledge and support.

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