100 episodes

Constant Variables takes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to build and grow digital products. Focused on helping non-technical people become more comfortable with the nerdy jargon related to mobile software development, we break down technical topics to make them less complex and more accessible, because as Steve Jobs said, “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”

From project managers charged with managing a digital project, to app-based startups looking to scale, to organizations tackling digital transformation initiatives, we share our insights and regularly interview individuals who have "been there, done that" to leverage their expertise and learn from their mistakes.

Constant Variables The Jed Mahonis Group

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Constant Variables takes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to build and grow digital products. Focused on helping non-technical people become more comfortable with the nerdy jargon related to mobile software development, we break down technical topics to make them less complex and more accessible, because as Steve Jobs said, “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”

From project managers charged with managing a digital project, to app-based startups looking to scale, to organizations tackling digital transformation initiatives, we share our insights and regularly interview individuals who have "been there, done that" to leverage their expertise and learn from their mistakes.

    Why Stripe is a Developer Favorite

    Why Stripe is a Developer Favorite

    When using payment processing software within an app or website, you’ll find dozens of provider options.
     
    JMG’s CTO, Tom Whitten, shares why developers prefer to work with Stripe and the value business owners can get from discussing payment provider options with their development team. 
     
    **Show Links**
     
    Find full show notes at https://constantvariables.co  
     
    Chat with JMG | https://jmg.mn/chat 
     
    Tom Whitten on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-whitten-5857a52b0/ 
     
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 

    Learn more about The Jed Mahonis Group | https://jmg.mn

    • 11 min
    How to use dynamic links (and what to do if you have Firebase)

    How to use dynamic links (and what to do if you have Firebase)

    Dynamic links are intrinsic to marketing campaigns, and Google’s discontinuation of its popular Firebase Dynamic Links tool has businesses concerned about the status of their URLs.
     
    JMG CTO, Tom Whitten, joins Michael Roth to address the implications of Firebase no longer supporting dynamic links come August 2025 and why business owners should start migrating their links to another service provider right away.
     
    **Show Links**
     
    Find full show notes at https://constantvariables.co  
     
    Chat with JMG about dynamic links | https://jmg.mn/chat 
     
    Tom Whitten on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-whitten-5857a52b0/ 
     
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 

    Learn more about The Jed Mahonis Group | https://jmg.mn
     

    • 13 min
    What can alt tags do for my website?

    What can alt tags do for my website?

    How do alt tags work? Why are they important for a website? Can an AI tool create alt tags for you?
     
    Tom Whitten hears questions like these daily in his role as CTO of a software development company. He joins Michael Roth to explain the impact alt tags can have on SEO and when an AI tool can help implement them.
     
    **Show Links**
    Find full show notes at https://constantvariables.co  
     
    Chat with JMG about alt tags | https://jmg.mn/chat 
     
    Tom Whitten on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-whitten-5857a52b0/ 
     
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 
     
    Learn more about The Jed Mahonis Group | https://jmg.mn 
     

    • 15 min
    Taking the Waiting Around Out of Inpatient Rounds with Mike Pitt of Q-rounds

    Taking the Waiting Around Out of Inpatient Rounds with Mike Pitt of Q-rounds

    How does a research project turn into a company with a story to sell? When “How does this not already exist?” is the overwhelming response to the idea.
    CEO Mike Pitt shares the obvious need behind the development of Q-rounds, the complications around testing a product intended for hospital use, and why he hasn’t accepted the entrepreneur label.
    SHOW LINKS
    Email Mike Pitt | mike@q-rounds.com
    Q-rounds.com | https://q-rounds.com/ 
    Q-rounds on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/q-rounds 
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 
    Follow The Jed Mahonis Group on LinkedIn | https://linkedin.com/company/the-jed-mahonis-group 
    Learn more about The Jed Mahonis Group | https://jmg.mn

    • 35 min
    Building Accessible Technology with Liz Tupper of CivicActions

    Building Accessible Technology with Liz Tupper of CivicActions

    Technology is a crucial component to living in today’s society, and Liz Tupper joins the show to explain why technologists like herself hold a powerful responsibility to build technology accessible to everyone.
    She shares how even the most well-intended software often leaves people out, what challenges come with not thinking about accessibility from the beginning, and how her career path led to the creme de la creme of impact work.
    **SHOW LINKS**
    Full show notes at https://constantvariables.co 
    Liz Tupper on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethtupper/ 
    Email Liz at liz.tupper@civicactions.com 
    CivicActions website | https://civicactions.com/  
    Amplify website | https://www.amplify100.com/ 
    Mobile Developer Shorts newsletter | https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/6998359398859374592/ 
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 
    Follow The Jed Mahonis Group on LinkedIn | https://linkedin.com/company/the-jed-mahonis-group 

    • 58 min
    Offshore vs Onshore: A Tale of Two Development Approaches with Mike Franz of inSuppli

    Offshore vs Onshore: A Tale of Two Development Approaches with Mike Franz of inSuppli

    After working with three different overseas development teams to build out the software behind his company, Mike Franz took a different approach for the development of his company’s mobile app.
    Mike dives into why his experience makes him a proponent for non-technical individuals to work with local tech teams over offshore development agencies and gives advice to startup founders facing similar development challenges.
    SHOW LINKS
    22 Questions to Ask a Development Team guide | https://jmg.mn/resources 
    inSuppli website | https://insuppli.com 
    Manufacturing Power website | https://manufacturingpower.com 
    Mike Franz on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikefranz1/ 
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 
    Follow The Jed Mahonis Group on LinkedIn | https://linkedin.com/company/the-jed-mahonis-group
    Learn more about building your digital product with The Jed Mahonis Group | https://jmg.mn 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

unhappycamper03 ,

Algorithmic Bias & Computational Linguistic

I love how Tim simplifies seemingly complex technical discussions into content that is digestible for people all levels of education, skill set and understanding.

pherris ,

Thanks from Andrew at alula.com

Thanks for the great episodes - love listening to you guys for new perspective on tech/business trends and the strong Twin City/Midwest/North Shore tech focus!

Pejman from Touca.io ,

Great listen for a weekday afternoon

I really like the thought through questions and the insightful responses. The natural friendly conversations lead to covering various topics in each episode which makes sure you’ll get away with lots of nuggets of wisdom and valuable ideas.

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