our story

"Our mission remains steadfast: to leverage technology as a catalyst for making the world a better place"

Back in 2002, founder, PJ van Dyk, was overseeing export control in his family citrus business. Faced with manual processes and inefficiencies, PJ, with his passion for technology, enlisted the help of our now CTO and Co-founder, Nico du Plessis, to automate operations. Together, they developed a web-based platform that streamlined tasks like waybills, stock management, digital signatures, and pivot tables, enhancing efficiency and reducing dependency on manual intervention.

In 2007, with the launch of the iPhone, PJ reached out to Nico again, this time to develop what would become the first app on the App Store from a South African company, the Creamer Media app. They knew that what Apple had introduced was going to be a game-changer in how people interacted with technology on a daily basis

Glucode formalised during the design and development of the Discovery HealthID iPad app a few years later, which received recognition, including an MTN App of the Year Award. This app empowered doctors with essential diagnostic and treatment information.

Driven by a love of technology and a curiosity for its potential to enhance lives, Glucode has since designed and developed over 70 globally shipped apps spanning various industries, from Health and Entertainment to Productivity, Energy Solutions, and Cybersecurity.

Where to from here?


Looking ahead, our mission remains steadfast: to leverage technology as a catalyst for making the world a better place. Our success hinges on collective efforts and partnerships with companies, as well as individuals who share our vision of progress through technology and positive impact.

The Glucode name and logo


Indeed, Glucode was born out of the idea of piecing together snippets of code. At first glance, our logo symbol seems to be a stylised 'g', symbolising 'Glucode'. On a more in-depth inspection, however, you'll discern that it's a circle that's been split open, with its severed part dangling from the base. This representation embodies our curiosity to delve beneath the surface and scrutinise issues from a fresh standpoint.

Insights and achievements

Glucode has been designing and developing apps for more than 15 years. During this time we’ve helped our partners succeed by successfully shipping over 70 apps and digital experiences.

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