That's it -- it's the end. The mighty Google has decided apps aren't of value anymore. So I'm left with all this code I've written, and I need to find a way to apply it, but for now it's being stored away.
I apologize. I didn't want to end this project but without Google's app framework our only option is to use electron, and nobody wants to use electron. So the project is offically closed.
I'm sure I'll find something else to waste time with. To everyone who helped with this project: thank you!.