71 URL-Shortener APIs: Bit.ly, Google URL Shortener and Tiny-URL Open

At the time we wrote this article, our API directory included 71 url-shortener APIs and the newest was the Proofeditors.com API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, was the Bit.ly API for which we listed 32 Bit.ly mashups.  By the time you read this article, there will likely be more APIs in our URL Shortening Category. Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of url-shortener APIs.

In terms of the technical details, REST and JSON lead the way. There are 56 url-shortener REST APIs and 3 url-shortener GET APIs. Our directory lists 41 url-shortener JSON APIs and 30 url-shortener XML APIs.

The most common tags within url-shortener are 56 internet url-shortener APIs, 39 utility url-shortener APIs and 24 tools url-shortener APIs.

On the mashup side, we list 8 url-shortener mashups. We named Tweetburner as mashup of the day in June. For reference, here is a list of all 71 url-shortener APIs.

  Bim.im API: URL shortener with stats.

  BioWeb.me API: Persistent web URL service for science applications.

  Bit.ly API: URL shortening service.

  Bitl.in API: URL shortening service.

  Bitlan API: URL shortening tool.Track this API

  br.st API: Twitter web based client, url shortener and image sharing.

  Broken Storm Short URL API: URL Shortening Service.Track this API

  BudURL API: URL shortening service.Track this API

  BudURL.Pro API: URL shortening service.

  Celly API: URL shortener with stats.Track this API

  Cleanify API: Simplify Spotify shortened URLs.Track this API

  Crum.bs API: URL shortening service.

  DFT.BA API: Link (URL) shortening service.

  Din.gy API: URL shortening service.

  DirectLink Media Network API: URL shortening service.Track this API

  Dot TK TweaK API: URL shotening and lengthening service.Track this API

  F'n Lame URL Shortener API: URL shortening tool.Track this API

  Fanggle QRazor API: Marketing and Advertising Service.Track this API

  ftw.gd API: URL-shortening service.

  GatorURL API: URL Shortening Service.Track this API

  Go.USA.gov API: Government domain URL shortener.

  Google URL Shortener API: URL shortening service.Track this API

  Href.hu API: Hungarian URL shortener.

  hu.ly API: URL shorten tool.

  Ity.im API: URL shortening service.

  JumboTweet API: URL shortener.Track this API

  L9 API: URL Shortening Service.Track this API

  Linkbee.com API: Create Short Links and Cash Links.

  Linkee API: URL Shortening, Real-Time Tracking & Social Sharing.Track this API

  LinksPreadeR API: URL Morphing Service.Track this API

  Long "R" Us API: URL lengthening service.Track this API

  Metamark API: URL shortening service.Track this API

  Mgnet.me shortener API: torrent magnet URL shortening tool.

  MiniStash API: URL Shortening Service.Track this API

  mtny.mobi API: URL shortener service.

  nd url API: URL shortening service.Track this API

  O-Maniac! API: Url shortening service.Track this API

  Proofeditors.com API: URL shortener with security features.

  Qoiob API: URL shortening tool.Track this API

  qr.cx API: URL shortening service.

  Readability rdd.me API: URL shortening service.

  Rebrandly API: URL shortening service.Track this API

  ReLink API: Content Management and Publishing Service.Track this API

  Remy Sharp's TinyURL API: URL compression and sharing service.Track this API

  Rewd.co API: URL shortening tool.

  Safe.mn API: URL shortening service with security features.

  Sapo PunyURL API: URL shortening tool.Track this API

  Short and tweet API: URL shortening service.Track this API

  shortr API: URL shortening service.Track this API

  Shorty API: URL shortening tool.Track this API

  Shr.Im API: URL Shortening Service.

  Shrten API: URL shortening service.Track this API

  Snipr API: URL Shortening Service.Track this API

  Su.pr API: StumbleUpon URL utility.

  t0.tv API: URL Shortening Service.

  Tiny-URL Open API: URL shortening tool

  Tiny.cc API: URL shortening tool.

  TinyArro.ws API: URL shortener with stats.

  to.ly API: URL shortening tool.

  Ttb.li API: URL shortening tool.

  TwitDoc API: Twitter document sharing service.Track this API

  TwTube API: YouTube URL shortener.Track this API

  U Mini Me API: URL shortening tool.Track this API

  UCLA.in API: URL Shortening Service.

  Umini.me API: Link shortening service.

  Unshort.me API: Link unshortening service.

  Untiny API: Tiny URL Extraction Service.Track this API

  UrlAl API: URL shortening service.Track this API

  Urloid API: Short URL service.Track this API

  X.nu API: URL Shortening Service.

  Xa.ly API: URL shortener and monetizing service.

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Wendell Santos

Comments

Comments(10)

shajib64

Try http://snipac.com/ this is a new service but great for all and it's FREE. It has a lot of features like link life duration, password protection, Custom Alias, Description, Geotargeting, QR Code and more.

 

the-codepunker

Yet another shortener pnkr.co that doesn't track you and you can also choose to automatically delete the link after a week.

paulbradish

This is a pretty exhaustive list! I don't have an API, but do offer a nice little no frills shortening service for those who are looking: http://bitl.ink/