iOS CE Browser and all encompassing device solution working together?

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There has been some talk on the forums here about an all-encompassing iOS device solution, and how it wouldn't have all the permissions it needs to truly be an effective solution.  I had looked at some solutions on iOS that encompass internet access for the whole device, but can only monitor what domains are visited.  I imagine this may be the same hurdle that a CE app faces.  I decided to stick with the CE browser due to the details that it offers, but I liked what some of the other apps offered as far as a complete device solution.  

What if CE had these two solutions that worked together?  That is, the reports would still show the details for sites accessed via the browser, and it would show just surface level reports for sites accessed via other apps.  The reports would indicate to the accountability partner that these sites accessed via other apps were done via another app or another in-app browser. (I don't know if any app would have the direct ability to do this, but if not, it could use the math to compare time via the CE browser vs. overall time on the domain).  

I think this could work if my accountability partner can see what I access via CE vs what is accessed via other apps.  Depending on the sites, if I spend a majority of my time surfing the web on apps other than CE, that can raise a red flag.  I imagine my conversation with my partner would go like this:  ESPN app is okay, but I should access Twitter via CE browser.  Also, if there are a large number of sites that aren't app specific, that would indicate a lot of in app browser activity.  When I had Android, I felt like this was a good feature.  It showed detailed browsing logs but it also showed what other apps I used.  

The whole idea is this: if complete accountability can't be provided, at least methods to avoid complete accountability can be detected.  I think the combination of the browser and an all-encompassing solution, although incomplete, would accomplish this.  
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