A simple way to combine tab and other navigation?


I am looking for a simple solution to combining my tab navigation with other forms of navigation such as a simple button click. I have looked at the conference app and at some of the posts here on the forum, yet all of those solutions seem a bit complex for what I am looking for. Is there any other way to tie tab navigation together with other forms of navigation, so the tabs keep up with where the user is? Does anyone have any examples or blogs that solve this in a simple way?