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So you’ve created your super polished android application and added a navigation menu to it, so your users can go from a place to another in your application without having top jump to the main application screen. It’s great, they can now simply press the menu button, and and a little menu pops up showing them all options available in your application. You’ve obviously made sure to select the correct images, and use icons that adhere to the Android style. Great! It’s time to start testing you application in as many devices as you can, and definitely make sure it works on any of the latest devices. Until you you see yourself facing a device that looks like this:
Where is my flipping menu?
It turns out most devices now don’t even come with a menu button (iPhone’s never had them for example), and more and more, developers are being discouraged to build applications that actually rely on a physical menu button.
“So, does that mean you can’t use menu’s on your application?”