A tech company is aiming to introduce the next big thing in app technology as it aims to make objects interactive – with an eye on benefiting charities.
Thyngs is a new app launched by Proxama founder Neil Garner which brings items to life digitally at the touch of a mobile phone.
Using near field communication (NFC) technology, which is built into most phones not produced by Apple, and QR codes, the programme will bring up a website with more information on a “thyng” when scanned.
The technology, which went live on the App Store last Thursday, will also allow companies to put out messages via beacons to Thyngs-enabled phones.
Garner told the Eastern Daily Press: “Nobody is doing what we are doing. We are trying to do a bit of an education play and inform people about the technology in their phone.
“We’ve been working on ideas like fun treasure trails for charities as a way to show the technology.”
A Thyngs starter pack is being put together which will contain everything a business or charity needs to make themselves interactive. It will include NFC stickers as well as “pyngers” to put out messages.
Users will be able to stick a Thyngs sticker to an item then create a web page for it on the app’s network which will come up on a phone when scanned.
Performance visualisation platform has announced discounts for UK charities on yearly subscriptions
Identity checking system that allows organisations to verify who people are, online and in person, has announced details of a Hack Day for charities
Pregnant women can now alert fellow travellers to their need for a seat on public transport using a new ‘smart’ baby on board app
Comic Relief has rolled out a ‘Tech vs Abuse’ funding initiative to drive technological innovation and creative digital solutions