The more I think about it, the more I think “cold” testing like this could actually be useful.
I’m thinking in terms of the persona of a completely new user who has just downloaded an app and doesn’t know or care about user stories or test charters or any of that. They just want to do a bunch of things, which aren’t necessarily covered by the path the dev team thought people would take. Call it not-reading-the-instructions testing. It’s how I break things by mistake all the time
It may highlight apps that have been designed and built in a bubble rather than how someone flicking through the App Store will try to use it. If the user tries to do B then A instead of A then B, what happens? Does the app save them from themselves and help them achieve their goals regardless, or does it perhaps fall into an inconsistent state from which it cannot recover?
Dunno really. I think there’s something in it. I just don’t know what it is