I disagree. It’s the difference between giving your developers an iPhone 6 to run iOS 12 betas as their daily use phone (dogfooding), and giving your developers an iPhone Xs Max with iOS 12 betas (beta testing).
The “Marzipan” framework is not really in production. It has not been delivered to its intended user base. It is deployed but it’s private which is not its intended use and the fact it’s not suitable for its intended use is key. It is kind of alpha software. We’re testing it for them. This isn’t good practice, and hasn’t resulted in a good user experience.
It’s a valid choice to release software that delivers value but still requires iteration to be functionally complete. You can argue that the four apps constitute a minimum viable product. What I’m saying is that the acceptance criteria did not adequately account for user experience, which should have been central to this project. There are issues with good practice, for me, in the way these apps have been released to the public and their state therein.