We are trying to decide on the main navigation structure for our app.
I have read all there is about the disadvantages of the hamburger menu (aka side-menu, drawer).
The use of a visible navigation bar (instead of the hamburger menu) makes sense and it can fit our design since we don't many screens to navigate.
For iOS users we found some examples of the navigation bar, like this one in Whatsapp:
It's quite a common pattern in iOS and it seems like iOS users are familiar with it, but the same can't be said about Android users. I could not find a single app that uses this kind of main icons navigation bar.
Is it bad practice for developing in Android to develop like this due to deprication? Can someone provide an example of a "top" app that uses it?