on iOS, pressing the home button takes you to the home screen (desktop). Double tapping the home button brings up a list of recently used app. You can select an app to switch apps or even pick the one you're currently running. If you press home again iOS returns to the app you're in.
This frustrates me to no end. 3 of 4 times when I want to go to the home screen I double tap home by accident or habit from switching. To get the home screen I now have to press home again, wait, then press it again.
My thinking is that pressing home once should ALWAYS go to the home screen, never back to the current app. The reason is the user intentionally pressed the home button. That means either they wanted to switch apps or they wanted to go to the home screen. There seems almost no situation in which they pressed it by mistake and want to go back to their app. If they did want to go back to their app they can just click the screenshot which is shown immediately on double tapping so that option exists.
Is there any valid reason pressing home should go back to the app? It seems like an oversight. Like maybe iOS8 will change this behavior.