Bit.ly PHP library by Yii, is an extension that helps to interact with the API. Requirements Yii 1.0 or above. What this PHP extension can do is to shorten an URL, expand a short URL into the original long form, validate API key, obtain number of clicks for a short URL, and check if a domain uses bit.ly Pro.
Link shortening is no longer just something you do to fit into tweets or keep emails from wrapping. For many, especially those in marketing, it's also a great way to track clicks as their content gets spread across the web. BudURL keeps its focus on fulfilling the link shortening needs of businesses. And now it's added a professional version with custom URLs, analytics and a BudURL.Pro API to access it all.
Hey there, bit.ly. You've been garnering your share of praise--and jealous criticism--lately. It's barely past your first birthday and you've raised a few million in venture capital and are going steady with Twitter, one of the hottest sites of the moment. Your competitors publicly proclaim you as unbeatable. What's your secret, bit.ly?
There comes a time in every web developer's life when they will need to shorten a URL. Developers wishing to take advantage of URL shortening technology will want to seek out URL Shortener APIs. In this article we detail the ten most popular ones, according to ProgrammableWeb readers.