EDIT - Now that I’ve figured this out, I’ve moved this post to the demo’s section of the forum.
For those interested I have forked the seed project and updated the starter app to be a side menu with navigation. Its directly based off the [side menu example] (http://ionicframework.com/examples/side-menu/)
Demo app has:
- Left hand side menu
- Each menu item renders a new partial when clicked
- Has a nav router
- has service returning json and controller