Starting page & first tab as an external website

I thought this would be easy, but I can’t figure it out. Starting from a brand new tabs Ionic layout, I want the opening page and the first tab to load up a full-screen website from an external URL, but I need the tabs to stay on the bottom. I’ve looked at a number of possible solutions around iframes (bleh) and webview and inappbrowser, but I’m just too rookie to get any of those solutions to work. I’m hoping the community has a way to help.


So this kind of layout is really going to be possible.

If you want to open an external link, and not redirect the entire webview, you’d use something like the in-app-browser plugin.