Frank Mao, Software Developer in Edmonton, AB, Canada
Frank Mao

Software Developer in Edmonton, AB, Canada

Member since February 4, 2019
Frank has over 18 years of software development experience with the most recent 8 years focusing on iOS app development. He currently has 50+ apps published in AppStore. Frank's full stack skills include both front and back end with technologies such as Node.js and MVC. He is an Amazon Cloud Solution Architect Certification holder.
Frank is now available for hire




Edmonton, AB, Canada



Preferred Environment


The most amazing... I've developed was OptiRoute which was awarded the Charles Labatiuk Award for Environmental Excellence 2017.


  • Mobile Developer

    2011 - PRESENT
    • Provided IT consultancy in areas including Amazon Cloud Service, eCommerce, mobile/web app development, and the Apple Developer Enterprise Program.
    • Designed and developed iOS/tvOS/Roku apps for with video-on-demand, live-broadcasting, and membership upgrade features.
    • Implemented an iOS clothes shopping app and Python back-end with eCommerce on platforms including Squarespace and Shopify, with online payment via Stripe and Braintree for
    • Developed native/PWA app running on both iOS/Android and web using Ionic/Angular and React Native for clients with all-platform app needs.
    • Built Responsive website in Angular 7/Redux for clients including AMA Travel Insurance sales funnel (
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python, Roku, tvOS, AWS, React Native, Angular, Ionic, BrainTree, Stripe, Shopify, Squarespace, Android, Node.js, iOS
  • Web/Mobile Developer

    2017 - 2018
    City of Edmonton
    • Worked with data scientist to design and implement a cross-platform mobile application for City Operation. Developed the back-end web dashboard to monitor vehicle live locations and sending optimized work order route. Web API built in Python/Flask and Postgresql database, Apache Web Server. The mobile app was built using Ionic and deploy to both iOS and Android platform. Web Dashboard was developed in ReactJS.
    • Developed custom extensions and themes for Open Data Portal site based on CKAN open source framework, servers deployed in Docker Compose.
    • Designed and implemented a business self-serve SQL Server management web console, using .NET Core 2.1 Entity Framework Core, and front end on AspMVC and AngularJS/Bootstrap.
    • Customized a CRM system (EspoCRM) for Emergency Support Response Team to manage major incidents, to track impacted people, resources, state, and requests.
    • Built mobile app for ePark operation team to tracking coin collection vehicle live location and driving pattern, developed backend map admin system in ReactJS.
    Technologies: Flask, Ionic, Cordova, Python, Android, iOS
  • iOS Developer

    2015 - 2017
    • Developed a variety of mobile apps including Saskatchewan Emergency Alert iOS App (Government of Saskatchewan), Bee Health iOS App (The Government of Alberta), Student portal iOS App for Alberta Construction Safety Association, and Alberta Emergency Alert iOS App (Government of Alberta).
    Technologies: Objective-C, Swift, iOS
  • Mobile App Consultant

    2015 - 2016
    • Built an iOS app based on Azure AD for onsite work attendance taking, report generating, event calendar integration.
    • Designed and implemented a health card claim submitting iOS app including the ability to display member claim history and submit different types of claims,.
    • Developed a news feed app with SharePoint back-end. Azure AD and Azure DocumentDB are used as a storage solution.
    Technologies: Swift, iOS
  • Systems Analyst

    2004 - 2015
    Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commision
    • Built and maintained AglcCommons framework to integrate NHibernate, FluentNHibernate, StructureMap, WCF, AutoMapper and other Alt.Net tools to standardize cooperation .NET project development, updated document and provided technical support through various presentations to departments including ORM, Inversion of Control, Unit-Test and SOLID principles, etc.
    • Set up continuous integration server using (Later switched to TeamCity), NAnt/Orcascript for PowerBuilder, implemented auto build, auto test, auto release, and auto deploy.
    • Set up MS Deploy to distribute web apps to IIS automatically, using slow cheetah XML Transform library to populate environment related parameters into different deploy packages.
    • Developed web application and Restful Web Service in MVC.
    Technologies: .NET, C#


  • ClickDishes iOS App

    ClickDishes opens the doors to your nearby restaurants and is the simplest way to order ahead, skip the line and pick-up within a 5, 10, 15, and 20-minute time frame. With hundreds of restaurants in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary, ClickDishes connects you to numerous cuisines and eateries that are right up your street - at a fraction of the time and fuss!


    - Browse nearby popular restaurants and see their digital menu
    - Order from your phone and pay in-app with credit cards or Apple Pay seamlessly
    - Skip to the front of the line to pick up your order
    - Enjoy your food while others continue to wait!
    - Earn points on every dollar you spend and redeem them for discounts and rewards

  • Cathe OnDemand iOS App

    Cathe’s OnDemand app and a subscription to her streaming service, you can watch any of her over 300 workout videos—including thousands of premixes—along with workouts you and others have created with Cathe’s browser-based Workout Blender.

    Cathe OnDemand provides instant and unlimited access to one of the largest privately held fitness libraries in the world, with over 300 fun and challenging workouts to help you achieve the results you desire!


    - Hundreds of workout videos
    - Thousands of premixes
    - Watch unlimited workouts created by you and others in Cathe’s Workout Blender
    - Mark workouts as favorites and access them quickly
    - Detailed information on each Cathe workout including length, MET value, and equipment needed
    - View chapter names on-screen while video is playing
    - Jump to any chapter in the workout while video is playing
    - Search and sort videos
    - Universal app works on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
    - AirPlay to your Apple TV
    - Google Cast to supported devices
    - Adjust video quality for different speed connections

  • Active Knocker iOS App

    The must-have door to door sales app for self-motivated reps who cold call, canvas, set appointments and diligently track their leads and sales.

    With a simple user interface and easy-to-navigate platform, this app eliminates all unnecessary frustrations and allows you to keep your focus where it should be, on the doors.

    Features include:

    - Select and assign designated areas to your team using our proprietary maps
    - Filter, manage and convert your leads more efficiently by using our specific tags
    - Set reminders to take action on potential customers, and convert leads into sales.
    - Assign tasks to your sales force, and set due dates for their completion
    - Track the location of your sales team in real time, view where they've been, and find the current hot spots.


  • Languages

    Swift, Objective-C, JavaScript, C#, TypeScript, PHP, GraphQL, Python, SQL
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, Angular, Ionic, Redux, React Native, Flask, .NET
  • Libraries/APIs

    Parse SDK, Node.js, NgRx, React, Stripe
  • Tools

    Git, Karma, Xcode
  • Paradigms

  • Platforms

    Firebase, Parse Server, iOS, Apple TV, Apple, Android, Shopify, tvOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    Serverless, Geolocation, Roku, Chromecast, iBeacon, Cordova, Squarespace, BrainTree, AWS


  • Master's Degree in Electronic Mechanical Engineering
    1990 - 1997
    Xidian University - Xian, China


  • React Native - The Practical Guide
    APRIL 2019 - PRESENT
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate 2018
  • Scrum Master
    JUNE 2011 - PRESENT

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