Android tab bar functionality when on current page
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Android tab bar functionality when on current page

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There is an inconsistency in the tab bar behavior between iOS and Android. The iOS version functions as expected. The issue is when viewing a page (example: Home) and you choose the same page from the Tab bar (Home). On iOS it will reload the page and take the user to the top of the page (very helpful and expected behavior in apps), on Android, the button doesn't do anything.

This came back to me from a beta tester who said the expected UX was the page would reload/refresh. I check the UX with a few other apps and they all perform that function, the page is reloaded.

Is there anything that can be done to ensure Android users can have a page reload when they choose the Tab bar button of the current page they are on? This is especially helpful to view updated content on pages where content can change frequently.

Thanks!