I’m just really disappointed that in iPhone, when you’re designing an app you can do whatever you want with swipe left/right, and it’s only bottom/top swipes that are reserved for system menus/escape hatches.
It’s very difficult to get app-like parity when users are used to horizontal swipes opening menus. Android browsers are able to achieve this gesture parity and feel more native app-like because the browser’s “back” function is a button, rather than a gesture. Left/right swipes are free to be used by the webapp, just like an installed app here.
It’s something to work around certainly since iPhone users have gotten used to side-swipe to back/forward in a browser, but I hope you can understand my reasoning for being miffed about it.