Thingy:52 Mobile app

Complementing the Nordic Thingy:52 prototyping platform

This mobile app makes it possible to configure and interact with the Nordic Thingy:52™ out-of-the-box and can be used as a reference for making your own app. It enables anyone to rapidly prototype and design IoT applications without requiring any hardware design and low level programming knowledge. The Nordic Thingy:52 can provide a data stream for you, while you just go ahead and focus on your end of things!

Are you a mobile apps developer? We got you covered.
We have a CocoaPod in Swift for iOS 9.0 and above, an Android Library on GitHub for your Android development needs.
Those libraries are exclusively made for Nordic Thingy:52 to ensure that installation and mobile development are a breeze!

Are you a web app developer? We have a reference web app made with Polymer using the Web Bluetooth API. Available on GitHub.

graphical user interface

graphical user interface


Features & Content

Nordic Thingy:52 has a powerful set of environment sensing tools, motion processing unit, a button, RGB LED microphone and a speaker, allowing a multitude of configurations to allow using the device to perform the following actions within the mobile app

Environment features:

  • Room Temperature
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Humidity
  • Air quality (eCO2 ppm and TVOC ppb)

Motion features:

  • Pedometer (Step counter)
  • Tap sensor
  • Device Orientation
  • Device rotation in Euler angles or Quaternions
  • Gravity vectorCompass


  • Button press and release events
  • LED Control Off
  • Constant ON (Full RGB and brightness control)
  • Breathe mode (Many preset colors, configurable breathe intervals and brightness)
  • One Shot mode (Many preset colors, configurable brightness)

Sound features:

  • Play preset notification sounds stored on the Thingy
  • Stream any 8-Bit PCM audio from the connected app to the Thingy
  • Stream ADPCM audio from the microphone to the connected app
  • Frequency mode allows playing arbitrary frequencies with configurable duration and volume

Related products

Complementary IoT Sensor Kit and supported Soc

nRF52832 SoC

Versatile Bluetooth 5.4 SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh and NFC

64 MHz Cortex-M4 with FPU
512/256 KB Flash, 64/32 KB RAM
2.4 GHz transceiver
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth mesh
+4 dBm TX power
128-bit AES
12-bit ADC

Nordic Thingy:52

The Nordic Thingy:52 is an easy-to-use prototyping platform, designed to help building prototypes and demos, without the need to build hardware or even write firmware.