Comparable Products - Featured TestSphere Card

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One hundred cards. One hundred Test-related concepts.
Here on the club, we’ll feature a card from the TestSphere deck for people to write their stories about every month.

I challenge you:
Take a few minutes to think about your experiences with the featured card.

What bugs have you found that are related? Which ones have you missed?
How have you tackled testing for this concept?
What made it difficult or more easy?
What have you learned? What can others learn from your experience?

Take one of those experiences and put it to prose.
Telling your stories is as valuable to yourself as it is to others.

I once had the pleasure of testing a mobile app that was supposed to be “tinder for jobs”. You’d insert your profile, your interests, your picture and the app would generate a selection of jobs specifically for you.
You’d be able to swipe left to choose ‘not interested’ or right for ‘interested’.
There was a serious lack in specifications and documentation for this application.
We had a database with jobs and the statement: this is Tinder, but for jobs.

As a team, there was no trouble to test this app because we had a brilliant oracle at our disposal: Tinder.
It had to work similarly, but for jobs.
This whole project was dictated by the Comparable Product heuristic and we knew it all too well.
Most discussions whether a bug was truly a bug or not was easily checked by comparing it against the original app.

What’s your story?