About us

We are a team of over 130 creatives, developers and designers who work together to create beautiful engaging & functional software

Working either on stand-alone projects, or with your development team, our goal is to ensure that you get the best possible quality and delivery for your money, and to seamlessly integrate with your processes and people for a good all-round experience.

Who we are

Global Kinetic was formed by Martin Dippenaar in 2005. With more than 15 years average development experience per developer; we have sensible, experienced and disciplined developers that understand what it takes to produce a quality product.

What sets us apart.

We are experts in developing enterprise cloud based solutions. We are also experts in Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone Mobile Application Development. We have extensive experience in SCRUM and Agile methodologies with certified in-house scrum masters and we are able to recommend appropriate strategies for you.

Why us

We are not only about software development, although this is our core business. Through the establishment of fledgling support business units like design, recruitment and quality assurance, we are able to offer our client partners a one stop shop approach. In the near future we will be introducing a training division that will ensure that our developers are always at the top of their game.

About You

You have a software product/secret project/a start-up or a mobile application that you need developed and you’re looking for a reliable, trustworthy partner.

The team

We're a large, friendly and talented team. We craft beautiful applications for awesome clients across all the platforms.

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Martin Dippenaar

CEO

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Sergio Barbosa

CIO

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Loren Rose

COO

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Gunnar Bijker

CFO

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Wayne Evans

New Business Development

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Adrian Feltoe

Programme Manager

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Sean Wiid

Creative director

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Rickey-Leigh Harneker

Talent Manager

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Donovan Mulder

Head of Quality Assurance

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John Feller

Corporate Strategy Lead

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Sean Cleworth

Head of IT

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Mark Isaacs

Head of Technology

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Hendrik Hangelbroek

Company Culture Evangelist

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Ross Pickford

Head of Human Resources

Work

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

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Trustatag

Global Kinetic designed and developed a cloud based QR Code/TAG Enterprise Content Management Solution for the Pharmaceutical and Marketing industries that delivers content to all mobile and tablet platforms.

The system provides content publishers with the ability to go to print once with their QR Codes or TAGs and have the ability to update the geo targeted content behind the distributed QR Codes on the fly. The system also allows content consumers to interact with the content after scan time in a customizable way through a powerful forms engine and provides sophisticated reporting tools to help content publishers know more about their customers.

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Infoslips

InfoSlips is an award winning e-billing provider distributing millions of documents to thousands of customers every month.

The client required the ability to deliver highly secure, engaging documents to mobile platforms to supplement their existing desktop viewer. Global Kinetic were tasked to design, develop and maintain the InfoSlips mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

In addition Global Kinetic have been instrumental in the enhancements of the InfoSlips transaction processing back end systems to support large volumes and scalability in the cloud.

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Beacon talking bunny

A ground-breaking combination of Augmented Reality, 3D graphics and Audio interactions, Global Kinetic developed an AR activated Talking Easter Bunny for the household Beacon sweets brand.

The application integrates with enterprise retail systems for the digital campaign integration of competitions, coupons, discounts and more. Beacon Bunny was built with Unity 3D and is available on both iOS and Android platforms.

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Maths ace

Global Kinetic designed and developed an interactive distance learning tablet solution for Maths Students across all school grades. The solution was developed for Android platforms and integrates with a sophisticated Learner Management system where Tutors and Administrators can manage Course Content and Learner interactions remotely.

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Naspers landbou toolbox

The brief given to Global Kinetic Design was to develop a useful, easy to use mobile multi tool for iOS and Android including a spirit level, vernier caliper and bolt sizer for the highly respected Landbou publication targeting the South African Farming Community.

Rather than designing an application that mimicked the physical counterparts of each tool, the opportunity was taken to re-invent the notion of how those tools looked and functioned, taking advantage of the built in capabilities of modern smart-phones such as cameras and gyroscopes.

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Maynards juicy kaboom

Global Kinetic Design was tasked to brainstorm ideas and come up with a short list of three concepts for games that would best represent the Maynards brand. Upon approval of the final game concept, final art was broken up and handed over to the Development team who were tasked to develop the game as native iPhone and Android Applications using Xcode and Eclipse respectively.

Games are a fun way for a Brand to create awareness of their product range aimed at a specific target market. By incorporating goals to be achieved within the game that can only be accessed if the user has registered, information can be extracted and aggregated to build a user profile that is an invaluable tool for market research.

Services

So, here are our offerings! At Global Kinetic we provide our partners with business solutions from an integrated approach of all our services.

Software development

With over 100 software engineers, our team has its roots in developing some of the best highly scalable and highly available transaction processing solutions in the world.

We are experts in Microsoft and Java Platforms for cloud, on premise and hybrid solutions. We are also experts in Apple™, Android™, Blackberry™ and Windows Phone™ Mobile Application Development.

We have extensive experience in SCRUM and Agile methodologies and we are able to recommend appropriate strategies for you. We have daily stand-up meetings and use Scrum boards, test driven development, continuous integration, coding standards and formal specifications to ensure that we deliver the software you need on time.

Digital Design

Our team of experienced creative, mobile and UX designers are backed by a strong team of developers that will lovingly craft your product from concept to delivery and beyond.

We provide Concept, UX, Design, Animation and Illustration services that feed into our world class development team.

Software quality assurance

Our development teams are supported by a world class Software Quality Assurance (SQA) competency which prides itself on its effective and efficient in-house developed Risk Mitigation Methodology (RMM).

This methodology is supported by a cloud based test automation capability (CBTAC) for both mobile, desktop, browser and API testing. This approach invariably reduces time to market of services and products, enhances quality while at the same time reducing costs.

Software support

All Global Kinetic solutions are supported by our efficient and proactive Support Team that looks after your products around the clock.

Using sophisticated award winning monitoring systems like Sentinet to monitor service performance, we have a real time view on exactly how any and all solutions are operating in a production environment, be it a cloud based or on premises solution.

How we operate

The Global Kinetic process is collaborative and not concrete, touching every corner of our company and adapting to each client’s distinct, evolving needs.

Our clients are our partners

Overview

The diagram below illustrates the high level view of the Global Kinetic Application Lifecycle Management Process.

  • Software
    consulting
  • Software consulting

    Software consulting

    Consulting services on all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle:

    • Requirements Gathering
    • Business Analysis
    • Systems Analysis
    • Architecture and Design
    • Software Development
    • Quality Assurance
    • Project Management
    • Configuration Management
  • Project Initiation

    Project Initiation

    • Project Initiation
    • Scope
    • Functional Point Analysis
    • Estimates and Costs
  • Analysis & Design

    Analysis & Design

    • Business Analysis
    • Systems Analysis
    • Architecture
    • Design
    • Backlog Prioritisation
    • Release Planning
  • Development & Testing

    Development & Testing

    • Backlog Grooming
    • Sprint Planning
    • Development
    • Testing
    • Release
    • Sprint Retrospectives
  • Support & Maintenance

    Support & Maintenance

    • Monitoring
    • Production Support
    • Bug fixes

The four main aspects to software projects undertaken by Global Kinetic are:

Project Initiation:

Requirements are gathered and the project is defined in terms of scope and cost.

Analysis and Design:

Requirements are translated into Use Cases and a prioritized Backlog of features is created.

Development and Testing:

Use Cases from the Backlog are allocated to Sprints and the solution is built incrementally by the team as they develop, test and release each Use Case into Production in order of priority.

Support and Maintenance:

Software in Production is monitored for performance, stability, errors and enhancement requests.

The SCRUM Process

The diagram below illustrates the high level view of the Global Kinetic Application Lifecycle Management Process.

Our Products

We not only develop solutions for our partners, we are value added resellers of these products and also develop products of our own. We love to innovate - if an idea is good enough, we will build it.

Careers

Here's a reason why you should work here.

  • We feed you every day.

    Napoleon said "An army marches on its stomach!" We say "Eat good – feel good"

Our clients

Global Kinetic has a proven track record of delivering outsourced software projects on time across multiple industries. We build simple solutions for complex problems.

Contact us

We're in a lighthouse. That's pretty cool, right?

Cape town, South Africa

The Lighthouse,
Central Park on Esplanade,
Century City, 7446

Tel: +27 (021) 528 9115|Fax +27 (021) 551 5540


How to find us

Gauteng, South Africa

Broadacres Business Centre,
Corner Cedar Road and 3rd Avenue,
Broadacres, Sandton

TEL: +27 (011) 064 5732


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