Ionic 2 without Ionic CLI



I needed to develop a prototype application and my current development environment doesn’t permit me to build ionic applications using ionic-cli (or any executable for that matter). I was wondering if it would be possible to setup a ionic2 project by importing ionic using SystemJS and bootstrapping it just like an angular 2 application.

Would it be possible to do this?

Initial experimentation did allow me to load it but the page has zero styling. From what I can tell, this is because I haven’t compiled the scss files? Is this correct?

If there is a quick reference that elaborates on the things ionic serve automates for you that would also work just fine.