Nordic ThingyMobile App

The Nordic Thingy app complements the Nordic Thingy:52 IoT Sensor kit.
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.
Click here to access web app.  Also available on GitHub, see link on the left-hand side of this page.

The Nordic Thingy:52 FW is available on GitHub.

Source code for iOS, Android (4.3 or later) and web app available here:

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

General-purpose nRF52 Series multiprotocol SoC with high performance and broad peripheral set.

64 MHz Cortex-M4F
512/256 KB Flash, 64/32 KB RAM
2.4 GHz Transceiver
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh
+4 dBm TX Power
128-bit AES CCM
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.

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