Official IBM press-release
Yes, yes, yes..... this is several weeks late. What can I say, I've been "busy" :-)
The good news is, IBM has this product called IBM MobileFirst (I may have posted a thing or two about it?!) that helps support making, managing and securing the back-end services of your Mobile applications.....and Ionic Creator is just an awesome front-end product for building the Mobile application itself.
Officially putting these two things together is great news (I've been doing it un-officially for quite some time, so it's great that it's now official news).