It's things like this that should kill native apps.
Installing apps is what saddled Windows with the "virus riddled" reputation and the advent of the internet and the web really finished it off. Then Apple popped up and resurrected it with the phone and Android copied it, but they are just anomalous blips - it's so resource intensive creating different versions of apps for each platform and the download sizes ...
Did you know the Google Keyboard app is bigger than the whole of Windows 95? For a tiny on-screen keyboard! What happened to development?! Now we all have devices updating apps every night, burning 500Mb for some tweak over and over.
Often, the apps become an avenue for malware because "free app" has to be funded and it's a great way to get someone to install software on a powerful and connected device - perfect for mining bitcoin or just getting ad-revenue without having the bother of creating content.
The only reason that app-stores make sense to the vendors is because the vendor can take a revenue share of the walled garden. Apple used to take 40% of revenue - it's how they became valued so much (that, and selling dongles to fit their ever-changing ports).
The future is Progressive Web Apps or PWAs. These can look and work just like a regular app but they use browser technology which is designed with security in mind.
Checkout the Twitter app if you want a good example of a mobile webpage that works just like a native app and is tiny.
erm ... "end of rant" :D