I have not worked on an Android application at one time and I was wondering if the system navigation bar should be there or not.
Looking at my husband's phone (I'm on iOS), it's not in any of his applications. Is there a new best practice in this regard? I was looking at Google's material design guidelines and it does not say it's a mandate. In addition, the Android Developer's Guide shows ways to hide it.
I posted this on some Slack channels that I'm in and some designers say it's necessary, while others say no, so I'd love to know what you think.
If someone has a note about whether or not to keep an optimal experience, please let me know. Thank you!