With the recent announcement of iOS 7 a new system wide slide from left edge to right gesture to go back has been introduced. This appears to affect applications that use navigation controllers. When a new view is pushed onto the navigation controller stack this gesture is activated. A probable conflict has arisen with the "Facebook" style slide in navigation menu.
We had just completed a conversion from tabs to this side menu navigation pattern. There were advantages to it for simplifying navigation in complex applications. But it appears that this is no longer possible.
They question is:
What other navigation patterns can successfully support complex applications with multiple main level features? Are we stuck with the inferior tab navigation or adding some item to a bottom toolbar to call that nav menu and eat up more valuable real estate on an already small screen?
Thanks for your feedback. I have a feeling this will be a problem that will affect many app designers with the transition to iOS 7.