I’m trying to build a mobile app that consists of a really thin app shell (just some basic navigation), but where most of the pages actually come from the webserver. The reason for this is we’d like to minimize installation impact to our customers, so the install/update from the app store should be a rare event. But, at the same time, we’d like to be able to have all the access to the native hardware that the shell would provide.
PhoneGap promoted a similar “web hybrid mobile app” strategy a while back, here: http://phonegap.com/blog/2015/03/12/mobile-choices-post1/
I’ve looked on this forum for solutions and tried using deeplinks on the web side in combination with an iframe on the shell side. But, it seems iframe is not advised. The InAppBrowser doesn’t seem to allow embedding content into an existing ionic page.
I’m wondering if I’m trying to use Ionic ‘against the grain’, or if perhaps I’m missing something obvious here? Has anyone done this kind of super-thin native shell before?