Sunday, 10 July 2016

A B testing - in real life

How many times have you tested two items to find out your preference?  I do it all the time.  From trying to find out which tea is better to evaluating two priorities.  As an exercise for my coding learning I want to create a web app or app that does the simple A/B test in real life.

I've bought a domain for it - preferlab.com - and could even potentially monetise it in a number of ways.

But first I want to build an MVP version.  Myself.  Somehow!

Mainly for my own purposes to track things I test.

Like for Cookies and Cream ice cream.  Blue Ribbon was a bit disappointing.  Woolworths Select is better.  So in the model for my simple site it would be:

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
A. Blue Ribbon Cookies and Cream
B. Woolworths Select

B wins.

But I'm sure Bulla is a bit better.  The Aldi one is pretty good too.  But I'll have to wait till I can do a direct comparison before I add it to my list!

Will did a test the other day on Dry Ginger Ale.  Schwepps vs the Woolworths brand.  At 75c apparently it's so close so it will win on pure price alone!

Currently overthinking things.  On how to build it.  Could be a sign of procrastination.  Simple admin dashboard style using a theme?  Trying to apply some basic Javascript to Bootstrap buttons? Somehow using Google Firebase?  Something else?

What do you think?  Do you do any A/B testing?  Any ideas on what I should use / consider to code this up?
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