@AOKP - you've done a fair bit of work on apps before (and I'm not quite educated on NodeBB's inner workings), so a theoretical question.
Would it be feasible to load some of a forum's more bandwidth intensive features (scripts, themes, graphics and so on) from the app itself rather than from the server it accesses?
I know from a php-based forum (vanilla) I tried a webview app on a couple of years back it was a case of pointing the theme to local folders and including style sheets from plugins, but while it was a good idea in theory you'd still have to update the app with any possible plugin info as they were updated by authors and so on.
That's why my ideas fell flat, but the theme I used then was quite bulky in size, so even taking a couple of megabytes off the first load was going to speed things up.
It didn't have an API to just build an app on, so it was a halfway house type idea.
Just asking your (and others) opinion on that for this with regards to NodeBB