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BioWeb.me API

The service provides persistent URLs for science applications to maintain access to them as their hosting environments change over time. Based on a finding that URLs change for almost half of all scientific web services within 5 years, the service defines an access URL that forwards to a current access address. Forwarding information can be updated if access information changes, so the service's URL continues redirecting to the updated location.

API methods support submission of an encoded URL and return a shortened URL at the service's domain. Submissions can also specify a desired URL tag, and the API will return either the shortened URL using that tag or an error message if it is already in use.

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BioWeb.me: Highlights

Summary
Persistent web URL service for science applications
Category
Tools
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
Text
API home
http://bioweb.me/?module=Pages&id=27 

BioWeb.me: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://bioweb.me/?module=

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Yes, register account  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
bioweb.me/  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
HTTP Basic Authentication 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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