This Bit.ly Python library by Yoav Aviram wraps the interface of the API to shorten, share, and track URLs. To build, developers can install the dependencies and download an updated library. To test, users can run as a module alone. Available guides to access the code and use the API. Under MIT license.
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.
Twitter recently announced what developers have been expecting since at least its Chirp conference. Links posted to Twitter will soon be passed through the company's own link shortener, t.co. It could be bad news for other services built to fill the link shortening need, such as Bit.ly (our Bit.ly API profile).