Buzztouch is open source, flexible, powerful, and professional
web-based software that powers tens of thousands of iPhone,
iPad and Android applications.
The Buzztouch platform enables developers to create mobile applications ("apps") and
manage dynamic content within existing apps.
It is used in conjunction with the
software developer kits (SDK's).
Founded in 2009 by IT entrepreneur David Book, Buzztouch is used by more than 175,000 people
worldwide. Buzztouch headquarters are located in Monterey California.
Buzztouch is a Membership site.
Newly registered users are Guests but many find that becoming a
Buzztouch Member is the best way to take full advantage
of the software, the community, and the credibility that comes with being an official
Keep the code.
Everything you design and create using the software is yours to keep. All project source code
files are packaged up and provided to you so you can freely extend your creations in
Xcode or Eclipse (the native development environments for iOS and Android). We take no ownership of
your work and look forward to seeing them in the
Our open source approach
is embraced by site visitors who appreciate our dedication to transparency.
You're welcome to use Buzztouch as a Guest but we encourage you to
sign-up for an annual membership
to enjoy additional features and benefits.
Becoming a member
is the best way to support us in
supporting you and your app making endeavors.
The idea for Buzztouch
was conceptualized in 2009 by David Book while enrolled in the Information Technology and
Communication Design bachelor degree program at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB).
David's submission of Buzztouch won the universities Outstanding Integrated Capstone Award.
David was already a veteran software developer and database engineer, and was returning to school
to pursue a design degree. He and his longtime business partner Stephen Mercurio introduced
Buzztouch to the public later that year.
Members of the Buzztouch community spend lots of time helping each other, helping newcomers, and
helping us. We appreciate this a great deal. If you're interested in getting involved and want to help
Buzztouch in a more meaningful way, don't hesitate to
We are especially thankful to the
Buzztouch Top 25 and look forward to seeing your
name in the forums, at an event, or better yet... in the App Store or Google Play Market.
Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
David lives in Pacific Grove CA (on the Monterey Peninsula) with his wife and two teenagers,
obsesses over code, and loves meeting new Buzztouch members. In his
spare time he enjoys sailing, sports, and Netflix.
Accounts, Memberships, Operations
Stephen lives in Monterey CA with his wife, faithful dog and demanding cat. He has
three grown children and two adorable grand daughters. Stephen loves cooking for his
large extended Italian family, following the San Francisco Giants, and traveling
with his lovely wife.
Product, Strategy, Planning
Chris lives in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife and two daughters. He started using
Buzztouch in early 2011, and has developed many iOS apps for both clients and himself.
Besides developing, he enjoys swimming and playing music.
Registration Process, New User Experience
Ian lives in Palms Springs Ca. with his wife and two crazy chihuahuas.
When not working on Buzztouch he also enjoys playing piano, fixing cars, and
watching sci-fi. Always patient and eager to help members, Ian looks forward to
Plugin Market, Developer Relations
Susan Metoxen lives in Hopkins, MN, with her husband, two Corgis, and a cat. She lives
for the thrill that comes when her programs successfully run. When not making
Android and iOS apps, she plays bass guitar, rides her bicycle, and listens to audiobooks.
Meetups, Events, Webinars
Warren lives in Effingham, Illinois (the "Heart of America") with Linda
(the girlfriend), Max (the dog), and Ruby (the cat). He has four children and
two grandsons (along with Linda's two daughters and four grandkids). Warren is
very community oriented, loves to tool around in his Mini Cooper S, and on most
warm weather weekends can be found at Coles County Dragway announcing drag races.
Tony lives in Saint Louis, Missouri with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. Tony
enjoys solving problems and loves to meet new people. In his spare time he enjoys
traveling, baseball, watching movies, and is a die-hard NASCAR fan!
Public Relations & Communications
Trish Dever is a Public Relations professional and digital marketing specialist
with over 20 years of industry experience. She enjoys yoga, restaurant hopping
and lively discussions. She also spends time with her dog Cooper, Itsy the cat,
Barney the parrot and the Scotsman she married.