So I had heard there were plans to seed gnome-apps as snaps instead of debs for bionic. Today I discover that gnome-calculator has been moved in such a way. And I hear there are plans for a bunch more gnome apps to be snapped before release.
Many gnome apps provide search providers that are consumed by gnome-shell when searching in the overview. A non-exhaustive list includes, contacts, weather, calculator, Clocks, Terminal, Gnome-Control-Center, Boxes and Software. There are probably quite a few more though.
So my question is, has there been any consideration of exposing theses search providers back to the gnome-shell host? They provide a key part of the integration between gnome-shell and the official gnome-apps, but how is the shell going to see inside the snaps to find the dbus services, that allow these search providers to work?