This is a simple PHP library for interacting with the Bit.ly API from a PHP application. The library is based on Guzzle, allowing developers to easily add Guzzle plugins to their client. Also offered is integration with Symfony2. The client supports the new OAuth endpoints, as API key authentication has been deprecated. Though not directly supported by Bit.ly, the library is endorsed for use on the Bit.ly developer site. The Bit.ly API allows developers to implement programmatic shortening, sharing, and tracking of links (URLs). Unique user-level and aggregate links can also be created to let users view complete, real-time traffic and referrer data, as well as location and metadata.
The convergence of big data analytics and the API economy has been prognosticated for a while. Now Apigee wants to turn that prediction into reality. With the acquisition today of InsightsOne, the provider of API integration and management tools is moving to tightly couple predictive big data analytics software with applications looking to invoke analytics via an API. Instead of building predictive analytics capabilities from the ground up, Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor envisions a world where developers apply analytics to any number of processes via an API.
The article focuses on URL-Shortener APIs that appear in ProgrammableWeb's API directory. It includes Proofeditors.com and the popular Bit.ly API. Special features of the APIs include added security, special tools, and shortening for unique platforms. Also listed: 32 Bit.ly mashups.