Layo Folaranmi, Full-stack Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Layo Folaranmi

Full-stack Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Member since January 20, 2019
Layo is a software engineer focused on full-stack web development. He has over three years of experience creating solutions for companies where problem-solving and high attention to detail are key and a fast turnaround is paramount. He also has extensive experience with PHP, JavaScript, Laravel, and Vue.js and is always keen to work with new technologies.
Layo is now available for hire




Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Preferred Environment

PhpStorm, VS Code, Git, Windows

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was an investment-tracking app for the investors of a client company to help their investors see how well their products are doing.


  • Back-end Web Developer

    2019 - 2019
    • Designed and developed the REST API for the company web application.
    • Integrated the back-end API with Heroku and Amazon S3.
    • Implemented OAuth2 authentication for the REST API.
    • Created custom Laravel commands to help with deployment of an API on the production server as well as API testing on the development server.
    • Wrote tests and led the testing of the REST API.
    • Integrated the API with third-party packages.
    • Integrated the Laravel back end with a third-party admin panel.
    • Wrote concurrent modifications to the REST API and implemented the version control.
    • Wrote REST API documentation using Postman.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, Heroku, Bitbucket, ClearDB, Amazon S3, Postman
  • Full-stack Developer

    2018 - 2018
    Arkduo Team
    • Led a team of five in the development of web applications from end-to-end; also handled the creative cloud engineering.
    • Developed a website for a Canadian public speaker to improve his online presence, showcase his services and training to potential clients, and also post his public speaking schedule.
    • Created customer company information websites and landing pages to improve customer companies conversions and online presence.
    • Was actively involved in the development of a school management system to be installed on multiple client schools servers.
    • Contributed to the development of a photography freelance website that enabled photographers to post their work, set rates and attract interested clientele.
    • Built a product-tracking and inventory application to increase transparency between stakeholders and company administrators.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, Vue.js, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Full-stack Developer

    2016 - 2018
    Brimatel Global Networks
    • Developed single-page "in-house" applications in collaboration with the company designer.
    • Built a photo-contest application for an ongoing radio photo contest for a company client.
    • Created customer company informational websites and landing pages to improve customer companies conversions and online presence.
    • Developed a subscribed content WordPress plugin to block certain content from unsubscribed users and increase company revenue.
    • Built a drug catalog for a client, enabling their customers to find drugs that can help cure their diseases based on the symptoms.
    • Developed a delivery management system to help a local courier manage and analyze their deliveries and also help the courier clients track their parcels.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, WordPress


  • Nobel Radio Contest (Development)

    Nobel Radio needed a web application for a photo contest. The application's main function was to enable people to upload a picture of their bedroom while allowing others to vote those pictures, count up all the votes and finally declare a winner.

    The application was developed using PHP (CodeIgniter) for the back-end and JavaScript for the front-end for a better user experience.

  • MBHS School Management System (Development)

    MBHS, a local school in my area, had a school management system already in use but it was lacking some important functionality; the portal was built using Laravel and Vue js.

    I contributed to the development of the portal, adding the functionality needed by both the school administrators and the teachers and also extending the functionality already available in the application.

  • Jive Inventory System (Development)

    Jive created a product, a school management portal and needed a way to track the school installs, revenue, number of students using it, and other data.

    The Jive Inventory System application was created using Laravel and Vue.js; it enabled investors, employees and Jive admins to monitor how well their product was doing. It included access control so that the data was obscured based on user hierarchy.

  • Full User Authentication and Access Control – A Laravel Passport Tutorial, Pt. 1 (Publication)
    Setting up authentication and state in a stateless API context might seem somewhat problematic. But Laravel Passport gives developers a clean, straightforward way to add OAuth 2.0 to an app's API.


  • Languages

    PHP, HTML5, CSS, Java, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, CodeIgniter 3, Vuetify.js, CodeIgniter
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vuex, jQuery, Vue.js
  • Other

    Vue-router, Software Development, Front-End Developer, AWS
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Heroku
  • Storage

    MySQL, AWS S3


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology
    2020 - 2020
    Middlesex University - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Advanced diploma in Software Engineering
    2017 - 2019
    Aptech Computer Education - Lagos, Nigeria

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