How to connect an ion-tab to a URL without transition/state change?

How can I link an ion-tab ion ion-tabs to a url so that when a user clicks a url link to tab number t it will go there?

I don’t want transition animation, and I prefer to not restructure my code away from the ion-tabs example. I.e., I now have each tab’s page content inside the ion-tab tags, and not structured across multiple states, etc.

might as well just use this instead

just one view and multiple tabs and one long html file