Dave McLauchlan founds startup for mobile developers

Dave McLauchlan 1 560x634 Dave McLauchlan founds startup for mobile developersRegulars on the ABI forums are no doubt familiar with the awesome Dave McLauchlan or, as he is known around here, ”DaveMac-MS.” Dave worked at Microsoft for over 11 years, most recently as the Senior Business Development Manager for Zune. In addition to overseeing Zune hardware, Dave made sure the Zune HD always had a constant stream of high-quality apps. He’s always been very active in our forums, graciously interacting with the community and providing news and insights into Microsoft whenever possible.

On September 6, Dave announced that he was leaving Microsoft to found a startup company, Buddy, with fellow former Microsoft employee Jeff MacDuff. The two officially launched the company on Thursday, providing a great cloud-based solution for mobile developers. Buddy allows developers to quickly and easily integrate such services as geo-location, user accounts, meta data for users and applications, messaging, and much more into their apps.

Buddy provides a great service, and we wish Dave and his business partner the best of luck with their new company. Dave will continue to participate here on ABI as his “time and interests allow.” He’s always welcome here.

For more information about Buddy, head on over to the Buddy website or read more on our sister site, Anythingbutiphone.


Justin on September 24, 2011 12:42 PM


Marvin the Martian on September 24, 2011 3:25 PM

I wish him luck.

eric on September 26, 2011 3:17 AM

Good luck Dave. I’ll never forget you sped up my process for a broken zune. Good luck again, can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with.

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