ARM has joined forces with LogMeIn to offer a commercial development platform to help drive the Internet of Things.

As part of the agreement, the companies are cooperating on LogMeIn’s Xively Jumpstart Kit, a "rapid prototyping-to-production bundle" that "significantly reduces the cost, complexity and learning curve" required to bring Internet of Things-based connected products to market, said the partners.

The partnership coincides with the release of LogMeIn’s Xively Cloud Services, a new commercial Internet of Things public cloud, also unveiled this week.

The Internet of Things is a world where devices, data and places are interconnected with applications and users over the internet, "transforming how people discover, interact and experience their world", according to LogMeIn. It is made possible through a rapidly growing class of small, inexpensive yet powerful processors, ubiquitous connectivity, mobile computing and interaction platforms.

LogMeIn’s Xively Jumpstart Kit combines ARM mbed, a platform for rapidly building connected devices using ARM-based microcontrollers, with the Xively cloud platform, "making the Internet of Things a practical reality for anyone wanting to build internet-connected devices and associated cloud-based applications, from small entrepreneurs to established original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)", LogMeIn said.

“ARM is increasing opportunities for innovation across the Internet of Things with easy-to-use platforms and standards that accelerate the creation of low-power, end-to-end solutions,” said John Cornish, ARM general manager for system design.