Clicking in footer impossible

Since I updated to the latest beta of ionic, I can’t click on the icon in my bar-footer anymore. Am I missing something from the update that’s changed behaviour in footers? I’d like to be able to click on the ion-gear-b. Moving it outside of the footer works just fine.

<div class="bar bar-footer" ng-if="!stamps">
    <div class="row row-center">
        <div class="col">
          <a class="ion-gear-b" style="font-size: 30px;" ng-click="showOptions();">&nbsp;</a>

update: this can be solved by putting a z-index: 9999 on the footer