Vertical ion-tabs

Has anyone tried to put the ion-tabs in vertical mode, so the tabs are on the left (or right) side of the screen. The idea is to have a UI very similar to the one of Slack for instance.

Right now, ion-tabs is only horizontal, top or bottom of the screen.

The simpler approach would be to put ion-tabs in the flex direction of row so that ion-tab-bar and the content are side-by-side instead of top bottom of each other.

#ion-tabs {
flex-direction:row;
}

But it requires more CSS rules because the width of ion-tab-bar seems to be constrained to 0.

Has anyone experimented with such hack?