For those looking to convert their ionic apps to desktop (windows, mac, linux), give electron a try. I read an article by Ray Camden here: http://www.raymondcamden.com/2015/07/23/some-initial-thoughts-on-building-desktop-apps-with-ionic-and-electron
My app is reasonably complex, uses many plugins etc and it worked right out of the box on linux, mac and windows after packaging it via electron. Electron seems to be a self contained nodejs packer - the resulting file size is large (around 130MB) but you can reduce it further by packaging your files into an ASAR archive which I did not do.
All I did was create a main.js and package.js and add the code Raymond mentioned to my root controller to get rid of the title changing on every screen. Thats it.