Removing Cordova dependencies from Ionic

I’m working with a hybrid app that was built out in Ionic, and I’m wondering if it is possible to run this on iOS without using Cordova/PhoneGap. To make a long story short, I need it to run in webview on a hybrid platform that ISN’T Cordova or Phone Gap. Since ionic DOES work on desktop browsers, I’m assuming this is possible (Is this assumption wrong?).

Right now the app is getting hung up at the point where, in the ionic bundle’s initialization, ionic.platform has it “ready” function fired with “this.isReady” getting set as true. As far as I can tell, during setup the app is listening for a “deviceready” event for webview, which isn’t getting fired without the Cordova framework. I tried setting up a timed function like the following:

window.setTimeout(function() {
        var e = document.createEvent('Events'); 
        e.initEvent("deviceready", true, false); 
    }, 5000);

Unfortunately, this also hasn’t worked for me. I’m wondering if there might be some other method of running a workaround for a non-cordova hybrid app?