Xively: LogMeIn launches first Internet of Things public cloud

Posted on 14th May 2013 in Internet of Things

At last week’s 2nd Boston/New England IoT Meetup, LogMeIn officials hinted at a big announcement today.

No kidding! The news was that they’ve teamed with ARM, the mobile chip giant, to launch the “Xively  (Xively? Where, pray tell, do they come up with these names ??) Jumpstart Kit” to accelerate the launch of commercial projects on the IoT:

“…a rapid prototyping-to-production bundle that significantly reduces the cost, complexity and learning curve required to bring IoT-based connected products and solutions to market.”

The kit combines:

  • the first public cloud for the Internet of Things
  • ARM mbed™, “a platform for rapidly building connected devices using ARM-based microcontrollers.”

The combination of services will allow developers of any size to quickly move from prototypes to IoT commercial services.

According to LogMeIn CEO Michael Simon:

“The Internet of Things signifies the next major wave of the Internet, one that we believe could even eclipse both the web and mobile waves combined, and presents a massive opportunity for businesses that want to create a new generation of compelling connected products.  In order to make this happen, they need a simple, affordable way to experiment and innovate through a platform that will enable them to seamlessly move from prototype to commercial product, and then scale as demand grows. By working together with leading vendors like ARM, a company that’s been a driving force in the enablement of the IoT, we can deliver a powerful, easy way for companies to jumpstart their IoT-based connected products and turn them into reality.”

Analyst Glenn Allmendinger, CEO of Harbor Research, said the service is one of three factors that will accelerate growth of the IoT:

“We are seeing real traction in the Internet of Things market. Three forces are converging: connectivity, innovative new device designs and a new generation of technology tools that let manufacturers focus on their core product innovation instead of on building Internet of Things infrastructure from scratch. This can be a hundreds of billions of dollars opportunity.  Xively Cloud Services organizes a true end-to-end chain of tools, support, partners, and infrastructure for smart systems on the IoT.”

Xively is the latest evolution in what began as Usman Haque‘s pioneering Pachube platform.


3 Responses to “Xively: LogMeIn launches first Internet of Things public cloud”

  1. Mike B. says:

    As a developer, I think the new service from Xively sucks. I\\\’ve been with the service for a long time; first with Pachube, then COSM, and now Xively. The COSM and Pachube versions were great. I use the service to track soil moisture in my yard, my daily electricity usage, the temps inside my refrigerator, and a whole lot more. I could create a new device and have it merrily graphing it\\\’s data on the internet in an afternoon. The Xively site is terrible when compared to the old services.

    First, they made the changeover with ZERO heads up to the developers. They took away our Summary page (which had graphs of all of our data summarized on a single page). And now you have to click to see each graph of your data points. Used to be, you could see multiple graphs and multiple data points all on the same screen (say 30 or so). Now, I went from 1 click to over 10 clicks to see the same data. Shame on whoever came up with the new website design. They obviously NEVER talked to a developer about their new design…

    In the late 80s, whatever Computer Associates bought turned to crap in about 2 years. Seems as if LogMeIn is trying the same trick. Urg!

  2. Stacy Gordon says:

    Heard that it’s going to help build connectivity between devices as opposed to what was confined between a device and it’s home server but let’s see if they live up to their claims.

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