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Francisco Clariá, PHP Developer in Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina
Francisco Clariá

PHP Developer in Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina

Member since November 2, 2012
Francisco is a full-stack engineer currently focused on hybrid apps (Ionic/Cordova) who has extensive experience in innovative solutions, Arduino, API/REST back-ends, distributed data manipulation systems, web applications, and UI/UX. He maintains a strong focus on sustainability and performance in his work and in the products he develops.
Francisco is now available for hire



  • PHP, 10 years
  • MySQL, 10 years
  • CakePHP, 6 years
  • AngularJS, 4 years
  • HTML5, 3 years
  • Ionic, 3 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 2 years
  • Ionic 2, 1 year
Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina



Preferred Environment


The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a distributed time attendance system used by thousands of employees.


  • Mobile App Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Object Lateral, Inc. (via Toptal)
    • Developed a cross-platform (Android/iOS) app that could scan ISBN barcodes directly from the device. The app was developed using Ionic framework to ease the startup and validate the product faster for both platforms.
    • Generated a comprehensive document to share with the rest of the team so they could continue on without issues, considering they were not familiar with the environment. The barcode scanner was implemented directly from the app using the camera and worked flawlessly both in iOS and Android with impressive speed and accuracy.
    Technologies: Ionic Framework, Cordova, HTML5, AngularJS, Git
  • Ionic Developer/PHP Back-end Developer

    2015 - 2017
    InterKnowledge Corp
    • Developed an Ionic app to show events happening in NY for both Android and iOS.
    • Developed the API to serve the events and connect to the DB with CakePHP.
    • Developed the admin panel to process all the data using the API and AngularJS with Bootstrap for the UI.
    • Generated a tool to scrape public Facebook events to ease the task of adding info to the platform.
    • Integrated a PHP-based reporting tool to the system.
    • Using AWS, generated the server environment using Amazon's load balancer, private networks, Redis server, RDS database, and EBS to deploy new versions and scale as needed.
    Technologies: Ionic, Apache Cordova, CakePHP, AWS
  • Developer, Engineer

    2014 - 2016
    • Helped the UI redesign efforts.
    • Coded a PHP back-end to support UI interactions.
    • Added communication via sockets with a C++ server.
    • Supported refactoring of the existing codebase.
    • Refactored the existing front-end to make the site responsive.
    Technologies: HTML5, JavaScript, PHP
  • College Webmaster Director

    2013 - 2016
    Instituto Superior Santo Domingo
    • Handled coordination of professors.
    • Planned course content and definitions.
    • Handled student induction and assistance.
    • Coordinated the e-learning course platform.
    • Synchronized student professional profile definitions with current market requirements.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML5
  • Webmaster, Telecommunications Professor

    2007 - 2016
    Instituto Superior Santo Domingo
    • Handled content definition and maintained the class textbook manual to assist students.
    • Taught a course on web app design and implementation, including work with CSS, HTML5, Ajax, XML, JSON, PHP, MySQL, and CakePHP.
    • Worked with wave propagation basics, set up radio links (in practice and in theory), and worked with antennas.
    • Used ANSI-EIA/TIA recommendations for structured cabling (e.g., 568, 569, 606, etc.).
    • Used fiber optics basics and principles, emitters and detectors, optical loss and noise principles, and optical link theory and design. Fixed installation issues.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, MySQL, CakePHP
  • Front-end/Back-end Developer, WordPress Developer

    2014 - 2015
    • Developed responsive layouts.
    • Created WordPress plugins.
    • Customized WordPress themes.
    • Implemented AngularJS apps for internal systems.
    • Maintained and upgraded a Slim back-end.
    Technologies: HTML5, Slim, PHP, jQuery, AngularJS, WordPress
  • Senior PHP Developer

    2012 - 2013
    • Redefined the architecture to support a one-page layout approach.
    • Optimized the previous database engine and helped normalize it. Modeled the new database architecture.
    • Handled charset migration and normalization to UTF8 both in the PHP back-end/front-end and in the MySQL engine.
    • Worked with the team using JIRA and Scrum methodology to organize tasks.
    • Implemented both front-end and back-end features using Backbone.js + Marionette.js.
    • Helped organize tasks in the back-end to provide services for the API (JSON/XML) endpoints.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Slim, Backbone.js, Marionette.js
  • Applications Developer, Telecomunications Engineer

    2004 - 2012
    • Developed an Ionic/Apanche Cordova cross-platform app for both Android and iOS.
    • Provided soft and hard technical support, installation, and maintenance of wired and wireless networks.
    • Configured Huawei switches (3000, 5000, 9000 series) and cross-connections (optical/electrical) in high performance core networks.
    • Designed, installed, and maintained digital CCTV surveillance systems.
    • Worked as a web applications developer and designer using HTML/Flash, PHP, CakePHP, JavaScript, MySQL/Oracle, JSF/RichFaces, Java, Hibernate, and Oracle.
    Technologies: HTML/Flash, PHP, CakePHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Oracle, JSF, RichFaces, Java, Hibernate, Oracle
  • Senior Java Developer

    2007 - 2008
    Thinksoft SA
    • Implemented database modeling for an ERP project using Erwin.
    • Handled user interface implementation for the ERP project using J2EE/JSF/Hibernate.
    • Implemented a Java back-end using a business delegate pattern.
    • Defined GPS vehicle location system architecture.
    • Handled front-end development using Google Maps and open source GIS, jQuery, PHP, and MySQL.
    • Handled network integration of AVL GPS/GPRS devices.
    Technologies: PHP/HTML, Java, J2EE, J2SE, RichFaces, Oracle, MySQL
  • Web Developer

    2003 - 2005
    • Handled graphic design of a main portal site and microsites using the Corel Graphics suite.
    • Handled database modeling and platform design/implementation for a regional news portal.
    • Developed an online tourism information management system with a calendar of regional events, photo galleries, user registrations, and photo sharing.
    • Developed a music platform with an online WAV/MP3 player and a playlist management and sharing tool.
    • Handled platform maintenance and upgrades.
    Technologies: HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS, JavaScript


  • Digital Fingerprint Time Attendance System (Development)

    I developed a Java desktop app to enroll employees using their fingerprint (feature template extraction). I also developed an online web app where HR admins can manage all the information and view/download reports (PDF, Excel).

    The system is currently being used by several companies, one of them with more than 2,000 employees enrolled in several branches.

  • Real-time Weather Service for Kitesurfing (Development)

    I implemented a remote weather station to log wind speed and wind angle for a kitesurfing website app using an Arduino (C code) that reports weather to a PHP service.

    All the data is plotted using pCharts and Ajax in a CakePHP environment.

  • Ionic iOS/Android Events App (Development)

    I developed a highly customized platform based on CakePHP, with automation tools, news, and ad management. The service API as well as Ionic-based Android and iOS apps are available for download from both stores as AskPearl.

  • Ionic Android App for Kitesurfers (Development)

    I developed this awesome app using Ionic that displays weather data in real time to help kitesurfers decide if it's worth traveling to the kiting spot or not.

  • Ionic Bluetooth Weather Station Sync App (Development)

    A weather station that I developed using Arduino which sends weather info via Bluetooth to an Android device which, in turn, connects to the servers via a PHP REST API to keep the weather data updated. This info is used in my other app called Kitesurf Cordoba, which is also Ionic-based.

  • Ionic Task Tracker App (Development)

    An Ionic-based Android app used by a big company in Argentina to track employees tasks allowing them to take photos from the camera directly within the app or choose from their devices and add this as "notes" to keep the supervisors' team updated with any important news. It serves more than 50,000 weekly requests.

  • A Guide to UTF-8 Encoding in PHP and MySQL (Publication)
    Once you step beyond the comfortable confines of English-only character sets, you quickly find yourself entangled in the wonderfully wacky world of UTF-8. Indeed, navigating through UTF-8 related issues can be a frustrating and hair-pulling experience. This post provides a concise cookbook for addressing these issues when working with PHP and MySQL in particular, based on practical experience and lessons learned.
  • How I Made a Fully-Functional Arduino Weather Station (Publication)
    I live in Córdoba, Argentina, approximately 130 kilometers (~80 miles) away from the lake where I kitesurf. Thats roughly a two-hour drive, which I can deal with. But I cant deal with the fact that weather forecasts are inaccurate. And where I live, good wind conditions last just a couple of hours. The last thing you want to do is clear up your Monday schedule to go kitesurfing and find yourself cursing the gods on a windless lake after two hours of driving. I needed to know the wind conditions of my favorite kitesurfing spot—in real time. So I decided to build my own weather station.


  • Languages

    HTML5, SQL, JavaScript, PHP, C, Java, C++, ActionScript 2
  • Frameworks

    Ionic, CakePHP, Ionic 2, Cordova, Laravel 5, AngularJS, Slim
  • Libraries/APIs

    AngularUI, jQuery, Google Maps, jQuery UI, Facebook API, pChart, jQuery Mobile
  • Tools

    Eclipse IDE, Xcode, Jira, AWS EBS, AWS ElastiCache, AWS ELB
  • Platforms

    NetBeans, Arduino, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, WordPress, Oracle, Windows, Android
  • Storage

  • Other

  • Paradigms



  • Engineering degree in Telecommunications
    2000 - 2006
    Blas Pascal University - Cordoba, Argentina
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